Afghanistan—Taliban Observes Eid Truce

Voice Of America News | 07/21/2021

The Taliban is observing a de-facto cease-fire for the three-day Eid Al Adha holiday, reports the Voice of America News. A spokesman said that the militant group was observing an unannounced truce to permit Afghans to celebrate the holiday peacefully. The Taliban has regularly called Eid truces since mid-2018 but made no announcement about a halt in operations this year. A Taliban source described the group's position as a "defense status," without providing details, reported Agence...

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