• US government free Taliban drug lord in return for release of kidnapped US citizen

    8 days ago - By Business Insider

    Taliban officials attending an international conference in Moscow in October 2021. ALEXANDER ZEMLIANICHENKO/POOL/AFP via Getty Image
    The Taliban has freed kidnapped US citizen Mark Frerichs after two and a half years' captivity.
    In return, the US has freed Bashir Noorzai, a Taliban warlord convicted of drug trafficking.
    The US government has not yet released a statement regarding Frerich.
    The Taliban has released US engineer Mark Frerichs after holding him hostage since 2020, Reuters reports. In exchange, the US has released Bashir Noorzai, a former warlord who was arrested in New York...
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