"(Operations against ISIS) will continue, in fact will be even intensified during this period of ceasefire", U.S. Army General John Nicholson, commander of United States and worldwide forces in Afghanistan, told reporters. The Taliban controlled Afghanistan until 2001, when it was overthrown by a US-led coalition that invaded the country following the 9/11 attacks.
On Friday, senior US officials said they will intensify combat against Daesh affiliate in the country during the Kabul government's temporary halt to attacks on the Taliban. "We should reach for sustainable peace throughout the country".
Ghani proposed a ceasefire and a release of prisoners among a range of options including new elections involving the armed group, and a constitutional review in a pact with the Taliban to end a conflict that previous year alone killed or wounded more than 10,000 Afghan civilians.
"People of Afghanistan and the High Peace Council are hopping that it will be a step to start face-to-face talks between Afghan government and armed Taliban", said Ehsan Taheri, spokesman for the High Peace Council. It instead urged the clerics to side with it against the "occupation".
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North Atlantic Treaty Organisation has led global security efforts in Afghanistan since 2003.
"You can't end 40 years of war in a few days, but this is definitely the best chance for a peace process since at least since the US surge" of troops under President Barack Obama in 2010-2011, said Vikram Singh, a former Pentagon and State Department official who is now a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress in Washington.
But he did not touch the issue of presence or withdrawal of foreign troops, a key demand of the insurgents.
"Hope the pleasure of shedding no Afghan blood in Eid becomes so overwhelming that rest of year is also declared as Afghan Eid", he said on Twitter.
Kunduz officials and provincial council members said Taliban attacked a number of security check posts on Friday just after midnight in Qala-e-Zal district.
His offer comes amid a rise in attacks by the insurgents, who have gained ground in recent months despite a surge in ground and aerial offensives by USA and Afghan forces.
Qureshi further added that at least nine Taliban insurgents were also wounded during the clashes with the security personnel.
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Stephen Curry had 12 points and the Golden State Warriors made six 3-pointers in taking a 34-25 lead after one quarter of Game 4. The health of James' hand likely would not have had much affect on the outcome of the series, a four-game sweep by the Warriors.
Like past year , I feel Halep will make an excellent start to the match but when it gets tight, she might just falter. Stephens slowed down and Halep turned up the heat with an intensity that led to her first Grand Slam title.
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On the flip side: James, as a singular force, is doing more than he has ever had to do for one team on this stage. Excluding Houston's other free agents, re-signing just Paul and Capela easily puts Houston over the cap.
Here's the information you need to watch tonight's Warriors vs Cavaliers Game 4 on TV or online including the start time . He finished his remarkable playoff run by scoring 23 points, pulling down seven rebounds and dishing off eight assists.
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