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Taliban detainees in US prisoner swap to spend year in Qatar: Source

AFP , Sunday 1 Jun 2014
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Five senior Taliban detainees transferred Sunday to Qatar in a prisoner swap to release a US soldier held in Afghanistan will spend a year in the Gulf state, an informed Qatari source said.

"They will stay for one year in Qatar," the source told AFP, requesting not to be named.

US President Barack Obama has said the Qatari government had given assurances of measures to protect US national security in mediating the release of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl in exchange for the Taliban prisoners, who arrived in Doha on Sunday afternoon.

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