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Afghan president declares new provisional ceasefire

KABUL, Aug 19, 2018 (BSS/AFP) – Afghan President Ashraf Ghani declared a
provisional ceasefire with the Taliban in a televised broadcast Sunday
following a recent surge in conflict, but said the truce would hold only if
the insurgents reciprocated.

“I once again announce a ceasefire from tomorrow until the prophet’s
birthday provided that the Taliban reciprocate,” said Ghani, referring to the
Prophet Mohammed’s birthday which is celebrated on November 21 in
Afghanistan.

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