The Afghan Taliban has introduced a three-day Eid ceasefire beginning on Sunday, a spokesman for the armed group stated in a press release, in a move following months of bloody combating with safety forces.
The Taliban assertion additionally instructed its fighters to chorus from getting into authorities areas and in addition stated that Kabul forces weren’t allowed to enter territories underneath their management.
“The leadership instructs all the mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate to take special measures for security for the countrymen, and conduct no offensive operation against the enemy anywhere,” Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid stated in a press release.
Following the Taliban announcement, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani welcomed the group’s supply of a three-day ceasefire and ordered his forces to additionally comply.
“I welcome the ceasefire announcement by the Taliban,” Ghani stated on Twitter.
“As commander-in-chief, I have instructed ANDSF to comply with the three-day truce and to defend only if attacked,” he stated, utilizing the acronym for the Afghan National Defence Security Force.
In an analogous vacation truce in 2018, there have been unprecedented scenes of fighters from reverse sides embracing one another and taking selfies.
Saturday’s announcement comes simply days after the Taliban’s chief Haibatullah Akhunzada urged Washington “not to waste” the chance provided by the deal the armed group signed with the United States that set the stage for the withdrawal of international troops from the nation.
The US-Taliban deal can be geared toward paving the way in which for the fighters to carry direct peace talks with Kabul.
“The Islamic Emirate is committed to the agreement … and urges the other side to honour its own commitments and not allow this critical opportunity to go to waste,” Akhunzada stated in a press release, utilizing the Taliban’s title for Afghanistan.
Last month, the Taliban rejected a authorities name for a ceasefire throughout Afghanistan for the holy month of Ramadan, saying a truce was “not rational” as they ramped up assaults on Afghan forces.
At least 146 civilians have been killed and 430 wounded by the Taliban throughout Ramadan, Javid Faisal, a spokesman for the nation’s predominant intelligence and safety workplace in Kabul, stated on Saturday.