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Weeklong reduction in violence begins tonight

Weeklong reduction in violence begins tonight

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Feb 21, 2020 - 12:46

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): In a historic move, the Talibaninfo-icon, Afghan and US forces on Friday announced a week-long ‘reduction in violence, starting at midnight from 12am Saturday, an official said.

Afghanistaninfo-icon National Security Council (NSC) spokesman Javed Faisal told Pajhwok Afghan News that their hope was that the truce would continue and turn into a ceasefire and lasting peace.

However, he provided no further details.

Pajhwok also contacted Taliban’s political office spokesman in Qatar, Sohail Shaheen, but he did not respond for a comment until filing of this report.

The week-long reduction in violence by all sides precedes a possible peace deal between the US and Taliban and the step could prove crucial in ending the long running conflict.

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