Ramadan announces three-day ceasefire taliban May 24 at 16:32
The Taliban, an Afghan insurgent group, has announced that it will stop fighting with government forces for three days in time for the holiday of Ramadan, the muslim fasting month. In response, the government has also indicated its willingness to respond to the ceasefire, and the focus will be on whether this temporary measure will lead to progress in ceasefire talks in the future.
In Afghanistan, Muslims are celebrating a holiday called “Eid” since the end of Ramadan, the fasting month in which they cut off eating and drinking during the day.
In line with this, the insurgent Taliban issued a statement saying they would stop fighting with government forces for three days, saying they had “ordered the fighters not to attack their domestic enemies for three days during the Eid period.”
In response, President Ghani said he welcomed the Taliban’s statement and made it clear that he had instructed the military and security forces to respond to the ceasefire.
In Afghanistan, in the wake of a peace agreement between the United States and the Taliban in February, U.S. troops are withdrawing troops and calling on government forces and the Taliban to hold a ceasefire.
However, fierce fighting by government forces and the Taliban continues in some areas, and the focus will be on whether both sides will step up and progress in ceasefire talks in the wake of this temporary measure.