Report: 5 Taliban Guantanamo detainees agree to transfer

By REUTERS
March 10, 2012 13:52

 
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KABUL - Five Taliban detainees held at the US Guantanamo Bay military prison have agreed to be transferred to Qatar, a move Afghanistan believes will boost a nascent Afghan peace process, President Hamid Karzai's spokesman said on Saturday.

The transfer is part of US good-faith measures designed to bring the Taliban to the negotiating table before foreign combat troops leave the country at the end of 2014.

"We hope this will be a positive step towards peace efforts," Karzai's spokesman Aimal Faizi told Reuters.

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