Some classic Afghan quotes on this decision

The commander of the Afghan army's 215th corps, Mohammad Moeen Faqir:
Their presence in the area did not mean anything...We will use them in battle with enemies in other parts of Helmand province
Citing Abdul Jabar Qahraman, presidential envoy for security affairs in Helmand
There wasn't any deal....We learnt that there was no need to continue the fight in that area.