KABUL ADMINISTRATION’S REQUEST TO TALIBAN FOR CEASEFIRE DURING THE FEAST OF SACRIFICE




Mustafa AY – TDO – 21.08.2018 Afgan President Ashraf Ghani called upon Taliban to reach a 4-day-long ceasefire during the feast of sacrifice. In accordance with Ghani’s statement, Afghan Armed Forces will comply with the conditions of ceasefire during the feast of sacrifice if Taliban responds to their request positively. In case of reaching ceasifire, it is going to begin on Monday –August 21-. As known, Taliban surged its offensive campaign –mostly suicide bombings- against Afghan security forces especially in the eastern part of country. At the last week, Taliban conducted a severe assail on Afghan forces to seize the grip of Ghazne, and they did so by capturing many parts of the city. Since the contesting parties are conducting negotiations for ceasefire, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo welcomed the efforts for peace, which they regard as so.