Taliban announced plans to capture six provinces -- Badakhshan, Kunduz, Sar-e-Pul, Faryab, Helmand and Farah -- in 2017, but failed to capture one.
'Every home in Helmand has seen the pain of fighting ... we need peace more than anything,' a representative of the Tribal Council said.
The nine-member group has vowed to support the Afghan security forces in their fight against the Taliban and ISIS.
'It is our Islamic as well as our Afghan duty to support these forces against terrorists,' one elder said at a recent gathering in Kandahar.
More than 1,500 residents are now part of popular uprisings against the terrorist group.
About 150 religious scholars and tribal elders denounced the government's opponents and announced continuing support for Afghan security forces.
After fighting the government for ten years, the militants have pledged to join the peace process and work to rebuild Afghanistan.
Witnesses say the faces of the young victims were unrecognisable after multiple blasts hit an annual gathering.
Destroying opium poppy plants at the time of cultivation will give farmers time to plant other crops such as wheat, corn and vegetables, officials say.
US Vice President Mike Pence made a surprise visit to Afghanistan to meet with Afghan officials and thank the roughly 15,000 American troops stationed in the country.