Afghan President announces ceasefire if Taliban agrees, too

(CNN)Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday announced a monthlong ceasefire of action against the Taliban, which said it will release hundreds of prisoners to mark the Islamic holiday Eid al-Adha.

The ceasefire would start Monday, if the Taliban agrees to honor it, Ghani said.
The Taliban has not responded. But hours after Ghani’s announcement, the militant organization said it will release hundreds of prisoners to celebrate the holiday, also known as the Festival of Sacrifice.

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