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Bowe Bergdahl release: Taliban detainees 'arrive in Qatar'

A pro-Taliban website has published a video it says shows the welcome of Taliban detainees arriving in Qatar after being released from Guantanamo Bay as part of a prisoner exchange.

The five detainees are thought to be the most senior Afghans held at the US detention facility in Cuba, having been captured during America's military campaign in 2001.

The US soldier Sergeant Bowe Bergdhal, who was held by the Taliban for five years, was handed over to US forces on Saturday.

The BBC's Bilal Sarwary, in Kabul, said the Afghan government was angry the five men were released into the custody of Qatar.

  • 02 Jun 2014
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