Three senior Haqqani Network leaders including Anas Haqqani have arrived in Qatar after being released from prison in Afghanistan, it has been reported.
Sources privy of the development have confirmed to media outlets that the Afghan government released the three senior Haqqani network leaders late on Monday night.
Presidential spokesperson Sediq Sediqqi earlier said President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani phoned the Secretary of State of the United States Mike Pompeo and National Security Adviser Rober O’Brien on Monday night to review the steps necessary to implement President Ghani’s recent decision to release the three high-level Taliban/Haqqani detainees.
Meanwhile, sources close to Taliban have told Reuters that the Taliban group would release the two American University lecturers later on today.
President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday announced that the Afghan government would release the three senior Haqqani Network leaders in exchange for the release of the American University lecturers.