A brief overview of the recent developments in Afghanistan:
- The Associated Press claims that the Taliban Council agreed on the nation-wide ceasefire as a step towards a wider peace deal;
- Governemnt forces cleared the Herat-Ghor highway from Taliban forces, government sources claimed;
- At least 20 Taliban members were killed in recent clashes in the provinces of Kunduz and Balkh, government sources claim;
- 17 pro-government fighters were reportedly killed in clashes with the Taliban in the Khawajah Bahawodin district, Takhar province.
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