Dancing Afghans mark start of week-long partial truce

Dancing Afghans mark start of week-long partial truce

The Straits Times - World·2020-02-22 13:40

KABUL (AFP) - A week-long partial truce took hold across Afghanistan on Saturday (Feb 22), with some jubilant civilians dancing in the streets as the war-weary country woke up to what is potentially a major turning point in its long conflict.

The Taleban, US and Afghan forces have all agreed to a so-called "reduction in violence" which, if it holds, will be only the second lull in fighting since 2001.

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