Both NATO And Taliban Halt Fighting Today On Peace Day

Both NATO And Taliban Halt Fighting Today On Peace Day

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kids-round-earth.jpgMilitary operations by both NATO and the Taliban have been halted today in honor of International Peace Day. In Afghanistan, NATO’s top general has called a ceasefire in all offensive operations by international troops and the Taliban militants have pledged to lay down their weapons for the remainder of a three-day polio vaccination campaign.

Today is the 26th anniversary of the International Day of Peace, a United Nations-backed day of nonviolence and global cease-fire.

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UPDATE- (Monday, Sept. 22) “The UN said tens of thousands of international and Afghan soldiers as well as Taliban militants ‘all stood down from offensive military operations in support of International Peace Day,” reported Reuters News. “Government officials around the country reported no violence.”
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(Image courtesy of Sun Star)

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