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A prominent anti-Taliban commander of a private militia rejected the assurances made in world-regions, and said he would support efforts by Afghan forces to claw back control of parts of western conflicts including a border crossing with Iran.
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A veteran Tajik commander widely known as the Lion of Herat, Ismail Khan, urged civilians to join the fight to protect their basic human rights.
He said hundreds of armed civilians from Ghor, Badghis, Nimroz, Farah, Helmand and Kandahar provinces had come to his house and were ready to fill the security void created by foreign force withdrawal.
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He said the Afghan people must decide their own future and that he would not consign another generation of Americans to the two-decade-old war.