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Taliban Defector

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Taliban Defector

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Robert Siegel talks with Peter Baker of The Washington Post, who has interviewed the highest level Taliban official to defect to the Northern Alliance. Mohammed Khaksar, the Taliban's former deputy interior minister, has been able to carry on his life in Kabul, while other Taliban have been captured or killed. Khaksar told Baker of the strong influence Osama bin Laden had on Taliban leadership.

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