The nominal head of Afghanistan's Northern Alliance, former President Burhanuddin Rabbani, says any international force to keep security in post-Taleban Afghanistan should be limited to 200 troops at most.
He told reporters in Kabul the peacekeepers are needed to provide security for Afghan leaders returning from exile.
Mr. Rabbani says he would prefer that security be provided by Afghan factions, with each group having as many as one thousand personnel in a nationwide force. It was not clear how many factions he envisioned contributing to the force.
The ousted president says those who are seeking to be the leaders of the country should be elected by the votes of the people.