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Afghan Opposition Leader

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In Afghanistan, the Taliban is reported to have executed a leading opposition figure. Former Mujahedeen commander Abdul Haq returned from exile to try to convince local Afghans to turn away from the ruling Taliban and join efforts to form a new government, headed by former King Zahir Shah. Haq was a legendary figure in the Afghan war against Soviet occupation. NPR's Michael Sullivan has a report from Islamabad, Pakistan.