Afghanistan violence: Will the ceasefire work?

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    “It’s a tactical political move on the part of the #Taliban to defect International as well as domestic pressure”, says former Deputy Minister of Defense for Policy and Strategy Tamim Asey. “But there is no sign of a permanent #ceasefire.” Afghanistan

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