Afghanistan’s President Ghani Announces Ceasefire For Eid Al-Fitr

  Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani announced Thursday a temporary ceasefire for Eid al-Fitr, the holiday that caps off the holy month of Ramadan, though it … Continue reading Afghanistan’s President Ghani Announces Ceasefire For Eid Al-Fitr


Men pray before iftar, the traditional Ramadan fast-breaking meal, at Lafayette Square during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan on June 6, 2018 in Washington, DC. The White House is hosting an iftar dinner at the same time. Mandel Ngan / AFP
Men pray before iftar, the traditional Ramadan fast-breaking meal, at Lafayette Square during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan on June 6, 2018.
Mandel Ngan / AFP

 

Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani announced Thursday a temporary ceasefire for Eid al-Fitr, the holiday that caps off the holy month of Ramadan, though it was not immediately clear if the Taliban had agreed.

The ceasefire will last “from the 27th of Ramadan until the fifth day of Eid-ul-Fitr,” the president tweeted from an official account.

The 27th day of Ramadan is set for Monday, June 11 while the fifth day of Eid should fall on June 15.