Jason Fox spent more than 10 years serving with the Special Boat Service – an elite special forces unit of the Royal Navy.
He fought in Afghanistan for more than three years but eventually left after suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
In Channel 4 series The Final Mission: Foxy’s War, Jason returned to the country to see if anything had changed since his time fighting.
One part of the show saw him coming face-to-face with Akbar Agha, a former Taliban leader responsible for the kidnapping of UN workers and multiple killings.
In the interview, Agha said the Taliban rose to prominence because of the opening of Guantanamo Bay.
“That was one of the many mistakes of that time, the rest is history,” he said.
The Afghanistan native went on to say it “shouldn’t have got the stage” for many people to die.
But when Jason asked him whether he had any respect for British soldiers, Agha decided to end the interview.
“It’s time for prayer, are you happy with that?” he said.
“We’ll stop now.”
The abrupt ending to the interview left Jason shocked.
On his drive out of the secure location for the meet, he said: “Even now, Akbar Agha can’t hide his contempt for us.
“When you’re engaging in combat you need to understand your enemy and if they’re good at something, give them credit so you can learn it.
“It’s what I did but it’s a shame he couldn’t do the same.”