Taliban slams ‘baseless reports’ of ceasefire plans

The Taliban on Monday denied agreeing to any ceasefire in Afghanistan after rumours swirled of a potential deal that would see a reduction in fighting after more than 18 years of war.

In a statement released on Twitter, the Taliban’s official spokesman said the group has “no intention of declaring a ceasefire”.

Blasting multiple US media reports suggesting the group was ready to announce a temporary truce, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid denied “propaganda by some outlets” of a schism within the movement over the ceasefire issue.

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Source: France 24