Taliban chiefs agree ceasefire deals for Afghan presidential election

From The Guardian:

A series of secret ceasefire deals have been agreed with Taliban commanders to ensure that voting can go ahead in Afghanistan‘s volatile south during next week’s presidential elections.

Under the deals, brokered by Ahmed Wali Karzai – the controversial brother and campaign manager of the president, Hamid Karzai – individual Taliban commanders will agree to pull back on election day and allow the Afghan army and police to secure the polling centres.

A Nato spokesman confirmed that a number of deals between the Afghan government and insurgents were in the pipeline, saying: “We support any initiative that enhances security and enables the people of Afghanistan to vote.”

Read the rest:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/aug/13/afghanistan-ceasefire-deals-presidential-election

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One Response

  1. Could be the candidate most friendly to their cause needs a helping hand to get elected. Always look for the hidden agenda.

    Taliban ceasefire aids democracy

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