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World IN BRIEF / AFGHANISTAN

Warring Factions OK Ruling Panel

April 30, 1998|From Times Wire Reports

In a breakthrough that could end two decades of war, Afghanistan's warring factions have agreed to set up a governing commission of religious scholars, officials said. The sides agreed to each appoint 20 delegates to the commission, which would rule the country in line with Islamic law. Both sides in the conflict have agreed to abide by the commission's decisions. No date for the formation of the commission was announced.

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