Taliban: We will not start any new operations during Eid al-Adha and in stay in a defensive position

The Taliban confirmed today, Wednesday, that they will only fight in self-defense during the Eid al-Adha holiday, but they have not announced an official ceasefire.

The movement launches large-scale military operations in all of Afghanistan, where it has seized lands and border crossings and sealed off cities, with the withdrawal of foreign troops fast is completed.

“I can attest that we are during oath in are on the defensive, “a Taliban spokesman told AFP without going into detail.

The Eid al-Adha celebrations began on Monday in Afghanistan and will last until Friday.

Announced on the previous holidays die Move a truce in engaged in fighting with government forces to give Afghans room to breathe and their families in relative security to visit.

Taliban: We will not start any new operations during Eid al-Adha and in stay in a defensive position

After the rocket hit in near the presidential palace in Kabul. a car was charred yesterday

However, the movement has been criticized for using ceasefire announcements to strengthen their positions and supply fighters so they can attack security forces when the ceasefire ends.

The Taliban’s remarks came a day after President Ashraf Ghani in had announced in a speech that die Taliban fighters have proven “that they have neither the will nor the will die Intend to bring peace “while die Negotiations between the two warring parties make little progress.

Minutes before he made his speech, three missiles landed in near the presidential palace, in the Ghani performed oath prayers with high-ranking officials. IS claimed the attack.

Despite their ideological differences, ISIS, which is much smaller than die The Taliban is accused of representing die Movement to perform, especially in attacks on civilian government workers.

Taliban delegation to the negotiations in Doha

In this regard called for in this week about 15 diplomatic missions in Afghanistan calls for an “urgent end” to the Taliban attack, which contradicts the movement’s statements regarding its intention to reach a political settlement to end the conflict.

The call came after a round of talks, die Late last week in Doha made no tangible progress between the two sides, many of which were hoping to kickstart the stalled peace process.

Over the weekend, Taliban leader Hebatullah Akhundzada issued a statement saying in which he said he “supported” a political solution “despite the advances and military victories”.

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