Taliban declare truce due to end of Ramadan

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ceasefire should begin on May 24
10:31, 24 May 2020

112 Agency

Representatives of the radical Taliban movement in Afghanistan announced a three-day truce during the celebration of the end of the holy month of Muslims Ramadan, as Reuters reported.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani welcomed the decision and announced a ceasefire. According to the publication, a representative of the Taliban Zabiullah Mujahid announced a ceasefire.

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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani welcomed the Taliban’s decision.

"As commander in chief, I instructed ANDSF (Afghan National Defense and Security Forces) to adhere to a three-day truce and defend itself only in case of attack," the president said.

The ceasefire is due to begin May 24.

February 29, 2020, the United States signed a peace agreement with the Taliban, which should put an end to the 18-year war in Afghanistan. It provides for the withdrawal of all American troops from Afghanistan.

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