Kabul (Agencies): Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has told security forces to cease operations against Taliban until June 20, after fasting season ends.

“The Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan announces ceasefire from the 27th of Ramadan until the fifth day of Eid-ul-Fitr following the historic ruling [Fatwa] of the Afghan Ulema,” Ghani said.

“This ceasefire is an opportunity for Taliban to introspect that their violent campaign is not wining them hearts and minds but further alienating the Afghan people from their cause.”

However, operations against ISIS and other militant groups will continue.