US brokers Afghanistan ceasefire

Government officials from the US have helped broker a ceasefire between two rival militia commanders in western Afghanistan.

The pair have been involved in clashes in recent days. Earlier on Tuesday forces supporting Commander Amanullah were reported to have moved within 20kms (12 miles) of the city of Herat. They are believed to have overpowered troops controlled by the provincial governor, Ismail Khan. Full Story

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