The president of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani, recently announced a cease-fire between themselves and the Taliban. The proposed truce is not meant to be lasting, just to span from 12 to 19 June. In a tweet, Ghani said that, “This ceasefire is an opportunity for Taliban to introspect that their violent campaign is not winning them hearts and minds but further alienating the #Afghan people from their cause.”

The U.N. Security council urged the Taliban to accept the cease-fire, “without any preconditions and without the threat of violence.”

The Taliban did not confirm the cease-fire for the entirety of those dates, but they did agree to a cease-fire that would last three days long. The truce would extend over Eid-al-Fitr (often known as ‘Eid’ for short), a holiday that signals the end of Ramadan. This is a one day holiday for many places in the world, but in Afghanistan it is three days long; this year it will go from June 15 to 17, and that is the duration of peace that the Taliban have promised.

The Taliban made sure to clarify that while their hostility toward the Afghan government and its people will temporary halt, they will make no such promises to foreign forces, referring to NATO troops, and particularly the United States.