HAMID SHALIZI AND JESSICA DONATI
June 2, 2014
The Afghan president is angry at being kept in the dark over a deal
to free five Taliban leaders in exchange for a captured U.S. soldier,
and accuses Washington of failing to back a peace plan for the war-torn
country, a senior source said on Monday.
The five prisoners were flown to Qatar on Sunday as part of a secret
agreement to release Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who left Afghanistan
for Germany on the same day.
The only known U.S. prisoner of war in Afghanistan, Bergdahl had been held captive for five years.
“The president is now even more distrustful of U.S. intentions in the
country,” said the source close to President Hamid Karzai’s palace in
Kabul, who declined to be identified.
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