“…The deal also provides for a prisoner swap. Some 5,000 Taliban prisoners…”
Afghan conflict: US and Taliban sign deal to end 18-year war
Published 29 February 2020
Within the first 135 days of the deal the US will reduce its forces in Afghanistan to 8,600, with allies also drawing down their forces proportionately.
The move would allow US President Donald Trump to show that he has brought troops home ahead of the US presidential election in November.
The deal also provides for a prisoner swap. Some 5,000 Taliban prisoners and 1,000 Afghan security force prisoners would be exchanged by 10 March, when talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government are due to start.
The US will also lift sanctions against the Taliban and work with the UN to lift its separate sanctions against the group.
Rep. Vicky Hartzler @RepHartzler
With reports from our border of suspected terrorists attempting to enter America while the Taliban releases prisoners linked to terrorist groups, Biden must do what he has refused to do – take action and close the border from illegal immigration to protect American lives.
2:22 PM · Aug 18, 2021
“…while the Taliban releases prisoners linked to terrorist groups…”
Some of the responses:
Yeah, we don’t need any foreign terrorists, we have our own domestic terrorists.
I don’t care what a member of the #SeditionCaucus has to say.
You have lost your mind #GOPLiesAboutEverything
You are no different than Boebart and Greene. You are tied to them and trump for ever
Doha? Never heard of it…. (August 15, 2021)