Afghan Taliban make important announcement after consultations with elders in Pakistan, claims Afghan media
KABUL - Afghan Taliban make important announcement after consultations with elders in Pakistan, claims Afghan media.
The delegation led by Mawlawi Shahabuddin Delawar, a Taliban senior leader based in Qatar, met with leaders and agreed to a “short-term ceasefire” after an agreement is signed between the US and Taliban, according to sources.
The US delegation in meetings with the Taliban in Qatar demanded a ceasefire and a reduction of violence before signing any agreement with the group.
“They went (to Pakistan) to consult with their elders about short-time ceasefire and it seems that the consultation was positive and overall it’s possible to announce a ceasefire,” said Sayed Akbar Agha, a former Taliban commander.
The question now is whether the Taliban’s military commanders’ views are aligned with their leaders in Qatar.
“They (Taliban leaders) are our elders and are moving forward with consultations (among themselves) and we believe in them,” said Abubaker Marhaba, a Haqqani Network commander in Paktia.