15 May 2021

Cease-fires in Afghanistan a small respite as Afghans worry about the fight to come


PUL-E-ALAM, Afghanistan – Cease-fires between the Taliban and Afghan troops allowed Hussain Qadri to visit his childhood home in a Taliban-contested village near a former U.S. base for the first time in two years.The cease-fires, which were independently announced by the Taliban and the Afghan government to mark the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, brought respite to Joi Yak, the village where Qadri grew up and located within walking distance of Pul-e-Alam, the capital of the strategically [...]