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Afghan Taliban Begins 3-Day Cease-Fire For Eid Al-Fitr

The holiday cease-fire — promised on both sides — is a rare act of goodwill. However, not all warring parties in Afghanistan are laying down arms.
Pigeons fly into the air as Muslims offer prayers at the start of the Eid al-Fitr holiday, which marks the end of Ramadan, at the Shah-e Do Shamshira Mosque in Kabul on Friday. This Eid, Afghans welcomed the start of the Taliban's first ceasefire since the 2001 U.S. invasion Source: Noorullah Shirzada

The Afghan government and the Taliban have begun a rare three-day cease-fire in honor of Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday marking the end of Ramadan.

The cessation in hostilities is actually two separate, unilateral cease-fires — one by the government, which began earlier this week is expected to last about a week, and an overlapping three-day cease-fire by

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