Taliban (banned in Russia) has announced a temporary ceasefire following a similar decision by the government of Afghanistan. Writes The Telegraph on this measure, the Taliban went for the first time in 17 years.
members of the movement intend to comply with the armistice three days before the holiday of Eid al-Fitr (in Russia better known as Eid-ul-Adha), which commemorates the end of fasting in the Muslim Holy month of Ramadan. As noted, the Taliban will not touch the Afghan security forces, but will continue attacks on foreign military and will not hesitate to respond in case of attack.
At the same time, the Taliban was advised not to come to mass gatherings in honor of the holiday, to avoid collisions with enemies. The newspaper points out that the decision of the armistice — the most promising act of the Taliban over the past decade.
on 7 June, the Afghanistan authorities announced a ceasefire from 11 to 19 June. This decision was taken after the Ulema Council released a fatwa in which he declared the attack of the suicide attacks Haram (sin, forbidden action) and contrary to Islamic teachings. Scholars also urged the government of Afghanistan and the Taliban to end the conflict. Shortly thereafter, near the main entrance to the place of meeting of the Board of Ulema was a terrorist attack, 14 people were killed. The responsibility for it assumed ISIS.
In April, the Taliban announced the start of a new offensive in Afghanistan. It was reported that their main objectives will be located in the country, the U.S. military, its allies and U.S. intelligence agents.