Ending three days of Eid start in Afghanistan | Taliban Stories
A temporary deal between the Taliban and the Afghan government follows a spate of violence in recent weeks.
Three days to stop the war The approval of the Taliban and the Afghan government has come into effect as the Islamic Eid al-Fitr celebrations take place, weeks after the nationwide war.
A temporary agreement since Thursday was drafted by the Taliban and agreed with President Ashraf Ghani.
Violence has escalated in Afghanistan since the United States lost its last term on May 1, joining the Taliban last year, to withdraw all its troops.
It will be just the fourth phase of a nearly 20-year war, and is expected to provide relief to Afghan families as they celebrate Eid, which comes at the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.
Filio Kontrafouri of Al Jazeera, quoted from Kabul, said Afghan people who have been suffering for a long time are resting.
“It’s refreshing to see families with children walking around Kabul this morning who may have been a bit overwhelmed by the ceasefire,” he said.
The Taliban and the Afghan government launched peace talks in September last year, but progress has been halted despite efforts by countries to launch them.
Past evils have occurred, which many consider to be an act by Taliban leaders to prove their control of thousands of factions across the country forming a strong faction.
The U.S. and NATO have vowed to withdraw their troops by September 11. As Taliban refrain from participating in US forces, they will continue to attack Afghan forces.
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Violence has disrupted several sessions in recent weeks. Tuesday, Taliban militants was arrested Nerkh province, located in Wardak province about 40km (25 miles) from Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul.
Saturday, a pipe burst outside a school in Kabul killed many people, especially students.
Authorities reprimanded the Taliban who denied involvement in the bombing and criticized it.
Meanwhile, the hashtag “AfghansWantPermanentCeasefire” took place in Afghanistan on Facebook and Twitter ahead of Eid.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told Reuters news agency that the culture of the people was “interesting” and that the group “respects” this.
“But a ceasefire is a bigger issue than a coup, it has a serious impact on our country,” he said, adding that there would be no permanent ceasefire until the group’s goal of restoring the Islamic state was achieved.
The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) will continue to support Afghanistan.
“I can assure you that we have no plans to go anywhere. We want to continue the training and work together, “said UNAMA leader Deborah Lyons in a statement celebrating Eid.