In Afghanistan, the radical Taliban movement has announced a three-day truce in connection with the celebration of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr. The truce will last from may 23 to 26, said in a statement the leadership of the Taliban.
“The user directs all Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate to take special measures to ensure the safety of compatriots”, – said the representative of traffic Zabihullah Mujahid.
According to him, was instructed “never to conduct offensive operations against the enemy”.
Eid al-Fitr – feast of breaking the fast. It is celebrated in honor of the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. Began Eid al-Fitr, may 23 at sundown.
The Islamist Taliban was formed in 1994, from 1996 to 2001, it was in power in Afghanistan. After the overthrow of his government in 2001, the Taliban began fighting against the government. Now under the control of Taliban is more than half of the country. Since 2009 when the UN mission for assistance to Afghanistan began to document losses in the country as a result of fighting killed more than 100 thousand people, reported the TV station Al Jazeera.
29 February 2020, the US and the Taliban signed a peace agreement, which envisages a gradual withdrawal of all US forces and the international coalition from Afghanistan, provided the Taliban would fulfill their part of the deal: will begin negotiations with the Afghan government would abide by the truce and to prevent the use of Afghan territory for activities that threaten U.S. security and its allies.
The United States plans to work with the Security Council of the UN for the lifting of sanctions with members of the Taliban.
On March 2, the Taliban said stop truce in Afghanistan and resume military operations against the Afghan military “in normal mode”. To attack foreign troops in connection with the agreement between the Taliban and the United States, they will not.