Taliban Announce Cease-fire Over Eid Holiday for 1st Time

10 Junio, 2018, 01:57 | Author: Kelly Blake
  • Taliban Announce Cease-fire Over Eid Holiday for 1st Time

The Taliban on Saturday announced a surprise three-day ceasefire with the Afghan government for the duration of Eid al-Fitr, the religious holiday that marks the end of Ramadan. But the Taliban say they will stop fighting for three days.

The Taliban statement said worldwide forces in the USA -led North Atlantic Treaty Organisation coalition would still be the target of attacks.

Several hours later, Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said the truce was intended for the Eid holiday and would not affect the group's larger goals, which include the removal of foreign troops from Afghanistan.

"Members of the Taliban should not participate in public gatherings during the Eid festivities because the enemy could target us", they said in a statement.

"This ceasefire is an opportunity for Taliban to introspect that their violent campaign is not winning them hearts and minds, but further alienating the #Afghan people from their cause", he added on Twitter. He first spoke about the possibility of a cease-fire with the militant Islamic group in February as part of a potential agreement where the government would be willing to recognize the Taliban as a legitimate political party. "We will adhere to the wishes of Afghanistan to enjoy a peaceful end to the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, and support the search for an end to the conflict", said Gen John Nicholson, commander of worldwide forces in Afghanistan. It is not clear how many Afghan troops the Taliban holds captive.

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has welcomed the Afghan government's decision to announce a ceasefire with the Taliban on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr Muslim holidays in the war-stricken country.

More news: El FMI aseguró que acuerdo exigirá fuerte compromiso
More news: Fabra se pierde el Mundial y la Libertadores con Boca
More news: How to get help for someone who might be suicidal

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation has led global security efforts in Afghanistan since 2003.

At least 50 Afghan soldiers and police were killed in clashes across the country - 17 soldiers died in the Zawal district of western Herat province, nine border police were killed in the Bala Murghab district of north-western Badghis province, and at least 20 Afghan police were killed in the Qala e Zal district of northern Kunduz province on Friday. It wound down its combat mission in 2014 but its Resolute Support mission comprises nearly 16,000 troops from around 40 countries.

In the meantime, Taliban insurgents have continued to carry out attacks. He added that eight insurgents were killed and more than a dozen others were wounded in the gun battle in Zewal district.

Amani said that seven other forces were wounded in the attack late Frday night near Sari Pul city.

The Taliban, ousted from power in a US-led invasion in 2001, have not yet confirmed if they will respect the ceasefire, which was called to coincide with Eidul Fitr.

Recomendado:

  • Resumen de la conferencia de EA en el E3 2018 y juegos

    Resumen de la conferencia de EA en el E3 2018 y juegos

    Este último es la segunda entrega de la saga de videojuegos de plataformas protagonizada por personajes de hilo Yarnys. Sale a escena FIFA 19 con Cristiano Ronaldo y Neymar Jr. protagonizando su tráiler.
    Donald Trump espera resolver acuerdos comerciales

    Donald Trump espera resolver acuerdos comerciales "injustos" en Cumbre del G7 - Internacionales

    Y casi al mismo tiempo, Trump parece más cómodo con autócratas que con tradicionales aliados de Washington. Manifestantes enmascarados quemaron banderas de Estados Unidos y de los otros países del grupo.
    Sensational Simona Halep hits back to win first Grand Slam in style

    Sensational Simona Halep hits back to win first Grand Slam in style

    Yes, Halep has shown an admirable self-awareness when it comes to her hitherto unsuccessful quest for a Slam. "It's very hard . I don't feel pressure", said the 26-year-old Romanian. "I think it's normal", Williams said according to Field Level Media .
  • Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain was found dead at 61

    Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain was found dead at 61

    Meanwhile, business analyst Darren Rovell tweeted , "Devastated to learn of Anthony Bourdain , whom I admired from afar". A new episode of " Parts Unknown " featuring Berlin was already scheduled to premiere Sunday at 9 p.m.
    Enzo Pérez, el reemplazante de Manuel Lanzini

    Enzo Pérez, el reemplazante de Manuel Lanzini

    Pérez fue el gran socio de Messi en el partido contra Ecuador, en el que la Selección consiguió la clasificación para el Mundial . En esa ocasión sufrió un esguince de rodilla en un partido amistoso ante Colombia, y tuvo que ser reemplazado por Cristian Pavón.
    Ricky Martin se suma al cartel del verano musical en Almería

    Ricky Martin se suma al cartel del verano musical en Almería

    El artista se recorrerá buena parte de la geografía española desde el 14 de agosto y hasta el 1 de septiembre . El puertorriqueño dará una serie de conciertos en vivo en nuestro país, en total diez citas en diez ciudades.
  • Romero misses weight for UFC 225 main event

    Romero misses weight for UFC 225 main event

    Breakout Sydney heavyweight Tai Tuivasa (7-0) faces his toughest test yet in Andrei Arlovski (27-15), a veteran of 25 UFC fights. The two fighters were introduced and faced off at the ceremonial weigh-ins later Friday.
    Hitman 2 Is Coming Out This November

    Hitman 2 Is Coming Out This November

    From the looks of the trailer, the level might have the most number of pedestrians we've ever seen in a sprawling Hitman level. This ensured that Hitman had a constant stream of content, especially when the special Elusive Targets were introduced.
    Lava del Kilauea evaporó el mayor lago de agua dulce en Hawái

    Lava del Kilauea evaporó el mayor lago de agua dulce en Hawái

    La lava ha inundado la mayor parte de Vacationland y ha cubierto todo excepto la parte norte de Kapoho Beach Lots . El GIF siguiente compara fotos del 3 y del 5 de junio y refleja la dramática desaparición de la bahía .
  • Osorio:

    Osorio: "Estuve consciente de la fiesta y Héctor está feliz"

    Como se recuerda, Perú y Dinamarca se enfrentarán el próximo 16 de junio, en el arranque del Grupo C del Mundial Rusia 2018 . Sabíamos que era importante que tuvieran ese tiempo entre ellos.
    Meghan Makes Buckingham Palace Balcony Debut with Queen Elizabeth

    Meghan Makes Buckingham Palace Balcony Debut with Queen Elizabeth

    The Queen's great-granddaughter then turned to younger cousin, Prince George , to school him in the art of royal etiquette. But now that Prince Philip, 97 on Sunday, has retired, she's taking relatives more and more frequently.
    Buffett Says Health Venture CEO Pick to Be Disclosed in Weeks

    Buffett Says Health Venture CEO Pick to Be Disclosed in Weeks

    Both men said they still want companies to release detailed quarterly and annual financial data, so investors can evaluate them. Several big companies like AT&T, Coca Cola, Facebook and UPS have stopped issuing quarterly earnings guidance.


Popular

New Trailer for ‘Sea of Solitude’ Revealed
Sea of Solitude will be launching in early 2019, but there's still no confirmation of the platforms it will release on. When humans get too lonely, they turn into monsters. "This at the core of the story of 'SOS '".

Trailer for ‘Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind’
Actor Steve Martin and Robin Williams' son are also shown in the documentary, following many more colleagues of the comedian. The first trailer for a documentary about the late Robin Williams dropped Thursday.

George Clooney llora por el mensaje que le dedica su esposa Amal
Después de escuchar las emotivas palabras de su Amal Clooney , el actor no pudo contener la emoción y empezó a llorar. Y la guinda al discurso de la abogada fueron estas palabras: " Estoy tan orgullosa de ti, mi amor ".

President Mamnoon, Irans Rouhani discuss economic ties, regional security
President Xi said that China attached importance to its relations with Pakistan which would continue to remain a priority for China.

Macri ya tuvo su primer encuentro con la jefa del FMI
Las potencias también invitaron a los líderes de Noruega, Sudáfrica, Senegal, Kenya, Ruanda, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Seychelles, Islas Marshall, Jamaica y Haití.

El mural de Interpol en CDMX
Interpol también ha confirmado una serie de fechas en vivo, adicionales a las ya confirmadas en el BST Hyde Park de Londres con The Cure, en el TRNSMT Festival de Glasgow, House of Vans de NYC y Riot Fest de Chicago.

Película de "Dora la exploradora" sumó a un nuevo actor latino
La cinta está basada en la serie de Nickelodeon y será dirigida por James Bobin , quien dirigió " Alice Through the Looking Glass ", en el 2016.

Trump deja cumbre del G7 y justifica guerra comercial
Las redes sociales como Twitter y Facebook reaccionaron en torno a la foto con comentario críticos y, la gran mayoría, cómicos.

Inversión extranjera revive en la América Latina
Los flujos de entrada de la inversión siguen estando muy por debajo del récord registrado en el 2011 a raíz del boom de las materias primas, indica la UNCTAD .

Bosh: LeBron might sign with Rockets
Durant is finishing the first year of his two-year, $51 million contract that includes an opt-out clause for the 2018-19 season. None of those three teams has the necessary cap space to sign James, who won't take a reduced salary.