By: The Kabul Times
KABUL: The Taliban’s leadership has agreed to a weeklong ceasefire in Afghanistan, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday.
The agreement came during the council’s meeting on Wednesday in the Pakistani city of Quetta, where it is based, WSJ reported, citing an identified person which it said was briefed by a senior Taliban official who was present at the gathering.
The Taliban’s supreme leader, Hibatullah Akhundzada, attended the meeting and approved the ceasefire, the report said. US negotiators renewed talks with the Taliban earlier this month. Those talks had been halted by President Donald Trump in September, who cited a deadly attack in Kabul in announcing the decision.
Khalilzad demanded a ten-day Taliban ceasefire before the signing of any deal, WSJ reported citing US and Afghan officials.