Taliban announced a few days cease-fire

Taliban militants have announced cease-fire with the government forces for three days to mark the Muslim holiday of Eid in Afghanistan. Foreign military in Afghanistan are excluded from the truce.

The announcement come in response to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday (706/2018) declared his own unconditional, week-long ceasefire against the Taliban, but not against other militant groups. The armistice will cover the Eid celebrations at the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, which comes next Thursday.

Ghani’s ceasefire comes after the recommendation from a group of Islamic clerics, and it will last until June 20. The Taliban have not specified the dates of their pause.

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