epa06791514 Afghan security officials stand guard at a check point in Kandahar, Afghanistan, 07 June 2018. Afghan president Ashraf Ghani announced that a temporary ceasefire had been struck with the Taliban, involved in the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan. The conflict in Afghanistan remains in a stagnant situation following the end of NATO's military mission in the country in early 2015 which initially helped the Taliban make military advances territorially. The government controls about 56 percent of the territory, while the Taliban control around 11 percent, according to data from the United States.  EPA/MUHAMMAD SADIQ
Afghan security officials stand guard at a check point in Kandahar, Afghanistan, 07 June 2018. Afghan president Ashraf Ghani announced that a temporary ceasefire had been struck with the Taliban, invoShow more

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