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Taliban announce short ceasefire

16 Jan 2020 Pasbanan


Reporter: Firdous Rasouli

Afghan Taliban chief Mullah Hebatullah Akhundzadeh announced a short ceasefire in Afghanistan.Taliban chief said Thursday (16 Jan) about the Afghan peace process: “We are ready for a short-term ceasefire to resume peace talks with the United States,”. Meanwhile, US State Department Special Envoy Zalmai Khalilzad has met with a number of Afghan political figures in Qatar after talks with the Taliban chief about the ceasefire, and have focused their discussions on Afghan peace. The source also said that Mr. Khalilzad’s visit to Qatar was met with conditional ceasefire agreement. The Taliban attacked Bagram airfield last month, killing two people and wounding 70 others.

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