1 October 2022

How significant is prisoner swap between US and Afghanistan? | Inside Story

The Taliban has released US Navy veteran Mark Frerichs in exchange for an Afghan tribal leader. Frerichs was abducted in February 2020 while Haji Bashar Noorzai was serving a life sentence for smuggling heroin. US President Joe Biden says the decision was not taken lightly. The Taliban says this is a new era of relations with Washington. But will it change anything? And are diplomatic ties between Taliban and the US even possible? Presenter: Hashem Ahelbarra Guests: Peter Zwack, retired Brigadier General in the US Army Graeme Smith, Senior Consultant on Afghanistan for the International Crisis Group Ahmad Shuja Jamal, former Director General of International Relations and Regional Cooperation at the National Security Council of Afghanistan Subscribe to our channel: http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ Check out our Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/aljazeeraenglish/ #USAfghanistanPrisonerSwap #Taliban #MarkFrerichs #HajiBasharNoorzai #InsideStory
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