Afghan President Ashraf Ghani offered yet another temporary peace agreement on a religious holiday, akin to the agreement honored by both sides in mid-June. This cease fire will revolve around Eid al-Adha, and the despite the heavy fighting between NATO forces and the Afghan government against the Taliban in Ghazni recently, the Taliban have agreed.

There is no plan for the fighting to stop entirely — like the last cease-fire, the war will likely promptly resume the moment the holiday is over.

Eid al-Adha extends from Aug. 20-21.

In a statement, the Taliban said that,

Seventeen years earlier when the American invaders were busy building an international alliance to occupy Afghanistan, the Islamic Emirate urged them to adopt the path of dialogue and wise politics instead of war. However the American president chose ineptitude and entered a war that has come at a great cost for the American people.