Taliban: No Ceasefire Plans in Afghanistan. The Afghan guerrilla movement itself is contradicting reports that the Taliban had agreed to a temporary ceasefire yesterday.


A ceasefire would be the start of a peace treaty with the United States. “The fact is that the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan has no plans for a ceasefire,” reads a statement today.

Yesterday, various media reported that the highest Taliban council had agreed on a temporary ceasefire.

A ceasefire was one of Washington’s demands for reaching a peace agreement in America’s most prolonged running conflict (eighteen years) and the world’s deadliest of last year.

Earlier talks between the US and the Taliban failed in September after the movement had claimed an attack in Kabul.

The bombing cost the lives of twelve people, including that of an American soldier. At the beginning of this month, both parties in Qatar put their heads together again.

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