Qatar says released Taliban detainees not back to militant activities

By REUTERS
February 3, 2015 04:54

WASHINGTON - Qatar's foreign minister on Monday denied reports that one of five high-level Taliban detainees transferred from the Guantanamo Bay prison to Qatar has attempted to re-engage in militant activity.

"It's totally false," Foreign Minister Khaled al-Attiya said. "They are living according to the agreement we signed with the United States."

The five men were transferred from Guantanamo last May as part of an exchange that freed US Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who walked off his military post in Afghanistan in 2009 and was captured by militants.

Under a deal struck by US President Barack Obama and Qatar's emir, the five are supposed to be closely monitored to ensure they don't return to militant activities.



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