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Taliban frees American engineer in a prisoner exchange

The Taliban freed the American engineer Mark Frerichs in exchange for a Taliban-linked Afghan tribal leader linked to the Taliban who was being held in the United States on drug charges since 2005. Frerichs was exchanged at the Kabul Airport on Monday. Frerichs was abducted in February 2020. This event took place on 09/19/2022 at the following location: Kabul, Afghanistan.

Incident Type: Political Conflict

Event Type: Legal/Diplomatic

Total Fatalities: 0

Total Wounded: 0

Police/Military Fatalities: 0

Police/Military Wounded: 0

Civilian Fatalities: 0

Civilian Wounded: 0

Terrorist/Insurgent Fatalities: 0

Terrorist/Insurgent Wounded: 0

Number Arrested: 0

Source: Asharq Al-Awsat