Taliban announces three-day ceasefire over Eid

Taliban announces three-day ceasefire over Eid

Suspension of hostilities is first at end of Ramadan since 2001 but operations against ‘foreign occupiers’ will continue

The Taliban have announced a three-day ceasefire over Eid, the holiday that caps off Ramadan, though they said operations against “foreign occupiers” would continue.

It is the first time the group has agreed to a ceasefire at Eid since the US invasion in 2001.

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