Afghanistan’s President Ghani announces ceasefire for Eid al-Fitr

Afghanistan‘s President Ashraf Ghani announced today a temporary ceasefire for Eid al-Fitr, the holiday that caps off the holy month of Ramadan, though it was not immediately clear if the Taliban had agreed.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. PHOTO: REUTERS

The ceasefire will last “from the 27th of Ramadan until the fifth day of Eid-ul-Fitr,” the president tweeted from an official account.

The 27th day of Ramadan is set for Monday, June 11 while the fifth day of Eid should fall on June 15.

Source: AFP

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