09 Jun '18, 12pm

Taliban Announce Cease-fire Over Eid Holiday for 1st Time

Taliban Announce Cease-fire Over Eid Holiday for 1st Time

KABUL -- The Afghan Taliban announced a three-day cease-fire 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 added that the leadership of the Taliban may also consider releasing prisoners of war, if they promise not to return to the battlefield. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday announced a weeklong cease-fire with the Taliban to coincide with the holiday. A statement sent from the president's office on Thursday said the government's cease-fire will begin on 27 Ramadan, or June 12 on the Western calendar, and last through the Eid al...

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