Afghan fighters surrender in north

Members of Hizb-e-Islam hand over weapons to authorities after fallout with Taliban.

    Fighters from Hizb-e-Islami, an armed Afghan group, have surrendered to authorities in the northern Baghlan province.

    About 70 members handed over their weapons following a two-day long battle with the Taliban.

    The two groups, who were once allies, fought against each other over control for farmland.

    The surrender comes after the leader of Hizb-e-Islami recently said the group is seeking to co-operate with the government as its relations with the Taliban worsen.

    Al Jazeera's Hoda Abdel Hamid reports from the Baghlan province.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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