“Instructions have been issued to all the mujahideen to stop all offensive operations in order to once again provide a peaceful and safe atmosphere for our citizens during Eid Al-Fitr so that they celebrate this happy occasion,” the movement’s political office spokesman, Muhammad Naim, said on Twitter.
Over the past few years, the Taliban have announced a ceasefire during Eid al-Fitr as well.
This allowed the militants to enter areas controlled by the Afghan government to celebrate the holiday with their families.
The announcement of the new truce came after a field escalation that coincided with the start of the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan.
A few days ago, the movement launched attacks in several areas, including the states of Baghlan (north) and Helmand (south).
In Baghlan, Taliban fighters took control of Burke District headquarters.
An important step
The leader of the Taliban movement, Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzadeh, said earlier that the US announcement of withdrawing its forces from Afghanistan is an important step, and he called on Washington to fully implement the Doha Agreement.
Akhundzadeh accused Washington of repeatedly violating the Doha Agreement, noting that extending the stay of US forces in Afghanistan to next September is a clear violation of the agreement.
The Taliban leader revealed that the issue of releasing the movement’s detainees and removing the names of its leaders from the blacklist has not been resolved yet.
On the other hand, Mullah Akhundzadeh accused the Afghan government of trying to sabotage peace negotiations in Afghanistan by various means.
He called on the United Nations and the international community to remain completely neutral on the Afghan issue, stressing the Taliban’s endeavor to establish good and positive relations with countries in the region and the world.