The Taliban have accused the United States of violating the peace deal, saying that the U.S. has used drones to attack civilians while calling out the Afghan government for failing to release the 5,000 Taliban prisoners languishing in prisons. They say that the peace deal is in danger of breaking.
The deal was hoped would end the war, which began shortly after the attacks on the United States on 9/11.
The U.S.-Taliban peace deal, which was negotiated in Qatar, specified that the release of 5,000 Taliban prisoners and a drawdown of U.S, forces in the country, would be tied to stipulations. The Taliban are claiming to have lived up to their part of the agreement by abiding by its stipulations: Namely, since they have limited attacks on government security forces to just rural outposts, have not carried out any attacks against the U.S. or other allied nations’ forces, and have not attacked large cities.
“We are asking the Americans to seriously comply with the contents of the agreement and to alert their allies to fully abide by the agreement,” the Taliban said in a statement that was published on social media.