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AAN in the Media

Taliban refuse to extend truce with Afghan forces

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Guardian, 17 June 2018

A short quote from AAN’s Thomas Ruttig on why the Taleban ordered their fighters to return from government-controlled areas on day two of their Eid ceasefire:

“Of course the leadership might fear some of them just stay,” said Thomas Ruttig, of the Afghan [sic] Analysts Network (AAN).

What was not quoted: That he thinks that the main reason possibly was that they would not extend their ceasefire and might not have wanted to risk arrests of their fighters when attacks resumed.