Sunday, May 31, 2015

Travel Ban For 'Taliban 5' Set To End Today

Voice of America: Travel Ban Ends Sunday for 5 Taliban Freed for US Soldier

ISLAMABAD - A travel ban on five senior Afghan Taliban officials freed by the United States in a prisoner exchange last year will expire Sunday.

The five Taliban officials have been in Qatar since last year, when they were released in exchange for the return of an American soldier held by insurgents in Afghanistan for nearly five years.

The approaching end of the travel ban has concerned American lawmakers and Afghan peace negotiators who worry that the former Taliban fighters will return to the battlefield in strife-torn Afghanistan.

WNU Editor: These Taliban operational commanders are very dangerous .... and 4 of the 5 have already indicated that they want to go back to join their comrades. To put it bluntly .... nothing good is going to come out of this release.

More News On Travel Ban For 'Taliban 5' Set To End Today

Travel ban for Taliban leaders swapped for Bergdahl ends soon -- CNN
‘Taliban Five’ travel ban set to expire; ex-Gitmo detainees exchanged for Berghdal -- Washington Times
Lawmakers warn travel ban on Taliban freed for Bergdahl will soon end -- The Hill
Can the Taliban Five Be Kept from Leaving Qatar? -- Bridget Johnson, PJ Media
As five Taliban officials walk free, Bergdahl deal stink grows -- New York Post editorial

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