The Taliban group in Afghanistan on Sunday released the names of five Taliban detainees who were released in swap for the kidnapped US soldier.
Taliban following a statement said five heads of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan namely Mulla Muhammad Fazal Akhund, Mulla Noorulla Noori, Mulla Khairulla Khairkhwa, Mulla Abdul Haq Waseeq, Moulavi Muhammad Nabi, were released from Guantanamo detention facility.
The statement further added that the Taliban leaders were incarcerated for the last thirteen years in ‘Guantanamo Jail’.
Taliban said the released leaders will remain with their families inside Qatar and will lead a normal life.
Taliban confirmed that the five heads were released in the result of an indirect negotiation between the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan and the United States mediated by Qatar.
“These five heads of the Islamic Emirate were handed over on Saturday at 07:00 pm Afghanistan standard time to the delegation of Qatar who has been waiting there inside ‘Guantanamo Jail’ for the previous three days,” the statement by Taliban said.
The statement also added that the American prisoner ‘Bergdahl’ was handed over in the suburbs of ‘Khost’ province to the other side on Saturday at 07:00 pm Afghanistan standard time.