Per the news the last American soldier boarded the flight showing his back to the Talibans, they could have fired shots since the last flight of American soldiers out numbered the Taliban forces. Also no aircrafts were brought down during this process. Is it that American diplomacy and Talibans had made a deal?


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    Why would they want to shoot the last soldiers leaving the country?
    – Erik
    Sep 9, 2021 at 14:49
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    Yeah, but the last thing they want is to provide some excuse for the "damned infidel Americans" to turn around and come back. Its better for them to just let the soldiers leave largely unmolested, than to kill any and possibly provoke retaliation. Sep 9, 2021 at 15:15
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    Why would they risk provoking the US when the US is doing exactly what they want (leaving)?
    – user141592
    Sep 9, 2021 at 15:20
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    @Up-In-Air "I mean their agenda was to hurt as many Americans as possible, no?" No, their agenda was to gain back control of Afghanistan, and get rid of the foreign invaders. Restarting a war with the foreign invaders would have worked against that goal.
    – Peter
    Sep 9, 2021 at 16:08
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    This is essentially a duplicate of Why did the Taliban not conquer the airport. Look at all the comments, they pretty much match responses on that other question. Sep 9, 2021 at 17:35

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Yes. It was the Doha agreement signed by Trump in 2020. Since then the Taliban attacked Afghan government positions, but they didn't attack US soldiers.

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