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.
This article was last updated on 9 Mar 2020