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Taliban and Afghan government declare three-day Eid ceasefire from Sunday

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  1. Jyotish

    Jyotish SENIOR MEMBER

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    Taliban, Afghan president declare three-day Eid ceasefire from Sunday

    MAY 23, 2020

    KABUL (Reuters) - The Taliban declared a three-day Eid ceasefire in Afghanistan starting Sunday, via a tweet on Saturday from the hardline Islamist group, and the country’s president said the government would reciprocate.

    The move came as fighting between the two sides had intensified despite the coronavirus pandemic.

    “Do not carry out any offensive operations against the enemy anywhere, if any action is taken against you by the enemy, defend yourself,” Zabihullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman, tweeted. He added that the ceasefire was declared solely for Eid festivities marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

    Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani welcomed the Taliban’s ceasefire announcement and extended the offer of peace.

    “As Commander-in-Chief I have instructed ANDSF (Afghan National Defense and Security Forces) to comply with the three-days truce and to defend only if attacked,” he said in a tweet.

    Last month, the Taliban rejected a government call for a ceasefire across Afghanistan for Ramadan, saying a truce was “not rational” as they ramped up attacks on Afghan forces.

    At least 146 civilians were killed and 430 wounded by the Taliban during Ramadan, Javid Faisal, a spokesman for the country’s main intelligence and security office in Kabul, said on Saturday.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-...e-day-eid-ceasefire-from-sunday-idUSKBN22Z0UH
     
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    CrazyZ SENIOR MEMBER

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    Great news.
     
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    Hachiman STAFF

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    A very happy and welcoming news. May this result in improving the progress on intra-afghan talks and bring peace to the constant conflict.
     
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    clowns. making fun of religion and humanity. 3 days eid leaves and then again:sniper::guns:
     
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    Pan-Islamic-Pakistan ELITE MEMBER

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    Islam always benefits more in peace than with war. This is how Prophet Muhammad saws converted all Arab tribes, only when treaty of Hudaybiah with Quraish was in effect.
     
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