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Iran: June 17, 2002

The only legal border crossing in the southern portion of the Iran-Afghan border has been reopened. There is only one other legal crossing, in the north. The southern crossing was closed for several weeks because of tribal and warlord fighting inside Afghanistan. The fighting is preventing the two million Afghan refugees from returning home. While nearly a million refugees have returned from Pakistan, only about 130,000 have returned