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US welcomes Taliban Eid ceasefire, urges extension

AFP, 11 May 2021
The United States welcomes a ceasefire by Taliban insurgents for the Eid al-Fitr holiday and urges a broader end to violence as Washington withdraws troops. "We do welcome this announcement and any move that allows the Afghan people a reprieve from violence. We urge the Taliban to extend the ceasefire," State Department spokesman Ned Price tells reporters. SOUNDBITE

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