Oct 17, 2001, 12:01 AM
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official Afghan :UIF the to defect forces Taliban More Afghan An -- IRNA 17, Oct Prov, Sistan-Balouchestan Zahedan, forces Taliban 700 another that Wednesday IRNA told official party (UIF) Front Islamic United the to themselves surrendered and defected of parts northern mountainous the in Mazar-i-Sharif, in forces .Afghanistan Danesh, Eshaq UIF, the of Bureau Zahedan Iran's of head Deputy themselves surrendered forces Taliban defected newly the that said on Mazar-i-Sharif near situated forces Coalition North the to .16 October Tuesday, engaged currently are forces Coalition North the that added Danesh two some forces Taliban the of remainder the with war scale full a in .Sharif Mazar of south the to kilometers upcoming an against resist to order in that announced meanwhile He three some recruited have forces Taliban the invasion, land .S.U and Qazney, Qandihar, the of inhabitants indigenous the of thousand .guns machine with them armed and Afghanistan of provinces Hilmand of downfall the and UIF the to defection forces Taliban on News of parts central and northern the in cities small and large ever officials fronts said the by reported been have Afghanistan defectors such of number total the and week the of beginning the since .now by thousands few a reached has NA/JB End