Is Afghanistan's fight against the Taliban almost over?


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Afghanistan has become a byword for conflict. But the past weeks saw extraordinary scenes of Taliban fighters and their usual foe —government security forces — embracing in the streets in a historic, if short, ceasefire.

Could it herald something bigger, such as an end to the war? Or will ISIS make that impossible?

This week we spoke to Ruchi Kumar, The National's correspondent in Kabul, and asked if the chances of peace have increased. Has anything really changed?

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