Islamic feast of sacrifice: Taliban announce three-day truce

a Few days before the beginning of the Islamic Opferfests Eid al-Adha, the Taliban have announced a three-day ceasefire. These start in Friday night and going t

Islamic feast of sacrifice: Taliban announce three-day truce

a Few days before the beginning of the Islamic Opferfests Eid al-Adha, the Taliban have announced a three-day ceasefire. These start in Friday night and going to 72 hours, said the spokesman Sabiullah Mujahid, the German press Agency on Tuesday. The Taliban instructed their fighters to defend themselves only in case of an attack. The Taliban will not be allowed during the Phase, to go into "hostile" territories.

at the end of may there were in Afghanistan during the Feast of breaking the fast, a three-day ceasefire. After that, the conflict between the Afghan government and the Islamist group was flared up again. President Ashraf Ghani had invited the Taliban on Tuesday to a cease-fire during the Opferfests. Since the agreement of the United States with the Taliban at the end of February 3560 Afghan soldiers had been wounded and killed, and a further 6781, so Ghani.

For weeks, the Afghanistan government and the international actors pushing for a start of the scheduled intra-Afghan peace talks to end the bloody conflict with the Taliban. However, in a dispute over the exchange of prisoners, the process had come to a Halt. The conflict goes on. More than 1200 civilians were killed in 2020, according to a UN report in the first half of the year in Afghanistan.

The Taliban have stressed, is not to strive for supremacy in the country. "Our clear message is that we seek no monopoly of power, because of all the various Afghan tribes and ethnic groups are dependent on each other," said Taliban leader Haibatullah Achundsada in a communication to the feast of sacrifice on Tuesday. At the same time, he stressed the goal of the Taliban, a purely Islamic government, without explanation of how this would differ from the current Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

Updated Date: 28 July 2020, 12:19

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