In first, Tal­iban an­nounce cease-fire for Eid hol­i­day

Stamford Advocate (Sunday) - - Obituaries / News -

The Afghan Tal­iban an­nounced a three-day ceasefire over the Eid al-Fitr hol­i­day at the end of the holy month of Ra­madan, a first for the group, fol­low­ing an ear­lier cease-fire an­nounce­ment by the government.

A state­ment re­leased Satur­day by the Tal­iban said that they would de­fend them­selves in case of any at­tack. They say for­eign forces are ex­cluded from the cease-fire and Tal­iban op­er­a­tions would con­tinue against them.

The state­ment said the lead­er­ship of the Tal­iban may also con­sider re­leas­ing pris­on­ers of war if they prom­ise not to re­turn to the bat­tle­field.

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