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Taliban Attacks Significantly Down As Reduction In Violence Deal Appears To Hold

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Military Times

Taliban Attacks Significantly Down As Reduction In Violence Deal Appears To Hold

by Shawn Snow

The week-long reduction in violence deal hashed out between the Taliban and the U.S. appears to be holding up. Attacks have so far been significantly reduced, potentially leading to the signing of a long-term peace deal on Feb. 29 and the withdrawal of American troops.

Reports emanating from the battlefield indicate only a handful of attacks over the last four days across Afghanistan since the reduction in violence deal went into effect on Feb. 22. Afghanistan-based Tolo News has reported a total of 17 attacks carried out by the Taliban between Feb. 22 and Feb. 25.

New York Times journalist Mujib Mashal reported roughly nine major attacks and 15 dead over the first three days of the implementation of the violence reduction trial period.

The Taliban claimed a couple of IED strikes against Afghan military and logistics convoys in Farah and Zabul provinces on Tuesday. The Taliban also claimed an attack near Sangin in Helmand Province on Monday.

Read more: https://www.militarytimes.com/flashpoints/2020/02/25/taliban-attacks-significantly-down-as-reduction-in-violence-deal-appears-to-hold/