Afghan Government announces 3 months cease-fire with Taliban

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KABUL: The Afghan government has announced a 3 months cease-fire with Afghan Taliban on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha. The cease-fire will be applicable from now till November 21, 2018.

On the other hand, the final announcement of the four-day ceasefire by the Taliban will be done by Hibatullah Akhundzada, but the Taliban announced the release of hundreds of prisoners on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha.

According to a news agency, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has offered a three-month ceasefire to the Taliban, which has been offered from today onward till 12 Rabi-ul-Awwal(Third month of Islamic Calendar) which is approx three months.

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According to the Afghan President, legitimate ceasefire will be continued until the Taliban will respect the ceasefire.


According to Afghan officials, this ceasefire is only with the Afghan Taliban, it does not include other militant groups including Islamic State (ISIS).

On the other hand, Pakistan welcomed the ceasefire and said that Islamabad supports all such measures, which has long-term peace in Afghanistan. The spokesperson of Foreign Ministry said the ceasefire announcement while Afghanistan's Independence Day has got very importance.

Further he said that Pakistan believes that ceasefire from all parties will help in creating an environment of peace and stability in Afghanistan on the festival of Eid-ul-Azha.

The United States has also welcomed the ceasefire announcement with Afghan Taliban as the Americans are losing millions of dollars in funds and hundreds of troops have been killed by Afghan Taliban this year only.

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that President Ashraf Ghani's announcement is the wishes of the Afghan people.


He further said, It is clear that the Afghan people wants end of this war and hope that the new ceasefire will be helpful for peace and stability in Afghanistan.

According to Mike Pompeo, the US and allies support this move and also ask the Taliban to respond positively to the offer.


Now, the Afghan Government, and its allies are waiting for the official response from Afghan Taliban on the announcement of cease-fire.

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