American hostage freed in prisoner exchange

Three Taliban prisoners were released in a swap for American hostage Kevin King, as part of what the U.S. wants for part of a peace deal.
1:19 | 11/19/19

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Gonna begin with that breaking news to prisoners professors at the American university in Afghanistan just released. After more than three years in captivity RT global affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz is here. With the latest this morning good morning mock. Good morning Michael this was a highly coordinated operation those two hostages held for three years including that American Kevin King. Turned over to special operations forces and now flown to Bob grim air base. They were exchanged for three senior leaders of the Taliban. Including a man named honest hot Connie he is the son of the founder of the Haqqani Network. A bloody and very brutal. Terrorist organization they'd been responsible for bombings in the Serena Hotel in the Indian embassy they killed thousands of Afghans. And Americans as well. This is all part of what America wants as a peace deal with the Taliban they've been trying to do this for a long time they think this exchange will help. Certainly the families of those hostages are happy. Including the American Kevin King is Stanley saying this has been a long and painful ordeal we're so happy it is over. But is still unclear whether this will lead to peace. And what the president wants is to pull those thirteen thousand American troops out of Afghanistan through a lot of uncertainty around it lot of that. I thank you Martha.

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