Tal­iban’s Eid ceasefire

The Sunday Independent - - World -

KABUL: The Afghan Tal­iban an­nounced a three-day ceasefire over the Eid-ul-Fitr hol­i­day at the end of the holy month of Ra­madaan, a first for the group, fol­low­ing an ear­lier ceasefire an­nounce­ment by the government.

In a state­ment yes­ter­day, the Tal­iban said they would de­fend them­selves in case of any at­tack. They say for­eign forces are ex­cluded from the ceasefire and op­er­a­tions would con­tinue against them. The state­ment added that the lead­er­ship may re­lease pris­on­ers of war, if they prom­ise not to re­turn to the bat­tle­field.

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