On Could 31, 2014 President Obama gleefully announced that he transferred five Guantanamo Bay detainees to Qatar in trade for the discharge of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl who was held by the Taliban in Afghanistan.
Breitbart offered the next info on the Taliban 5 again in December of 2015 –
The Taliban 5 – Mohammad Fazl, Mohammed Nabi, Abdul Haq Wasiq, Mullah Norullah Nori, and Khairullah Khairkhwa – have been free of Guantánamo in trade for Bergdahl.
Mohammed Fazl is one of the first freed Guantanamo detainees to be retained from Afghanistan, accused by the UN of committing conflict crimes, and suspected of participating within the slaughter of hundreds of Shiite Muslims.
Mohammad Nabi, the former chief of Taliban safety, organized cooperative offenses with Al Qaeda, in accordance with declassified recordsdata.
Abdul Haq Wasiq, a deputy to the deceased Taliban chief, Mullah Omar, was one of the highest intelligence officers for the jihadi chief. He organized coaching with prime Al Qaeda operatives.
Mullah Norullah Nori is a senior Taliban commander who can also be wished by the UN for conflict crimes, and likewise took half within the suspected mass killing marketing campaign in opposition to Shiites.
Khairullah Khairkhwa, a Taliban commander, has ties to the Ayatollah’s regime in Tehran. He was reportedly trusted by Taliban chief Mullah Omar to barter ties with Iran.
A Home of Representatives report said that at “least three of the five Taliban leaders… have tried to plug back into their old terror network” and there have been indications then that Qatar was desperate to have the Taliban 5 depart their nation. Breitbart additionally famous that, “If the Taliban Five leave (or have already left) Qatar, there is virtually no measure in place to track the former Guantanamo detainees, or prevent them from re-emerging on the battlefield.”
President Donald Trump was extremely essential of Bergdahl on the marketing campaign path, calling him a “dirty, rotten traitor”. Right here is then-candidate Trump railing in opposition to “traitor” Bergdahl.
The Government Accountability Workplace concluded that the Obama Administration broke the law within the Bergdahl swap as a result of Obama did not notify Congressional Committees at the least 30 days prematurely of the deal.
Four of the 5 Gitmo detainees swapped for Bowe Bergdahl have been named as prime commanders in Afghanistan’s new Taliban authorities.
The Daily Mail reported:
Four prime members of the Taliban’s new interim authorities are former Guantanamo Bay prisoners who have been freed by the Obama administration in a prisoner trade for Military deserter Bowe Bergdahl.
The 4 new officers have been members of the hardline ‘Guantanamo Five’ who have been traded to free Bergdahl from the Taliban-aligned Haqqani community in 2014.
The Taliban on Tuesday introduced the appointment of Appearing Director of Intelligence Abdul Haq Wasiq, Appearing Minister of Borders and Tribal Affairs Norullah Noori, Deputy Protection Minister Mohammad Fazl, and Appearing Minister of Data and Tradition Khairullah Khairkhah.
The 4 males, who additionally took half in direct negotiations with the US on the Doha summit final yr, spent about 13 years within the army jail camp earlier than they have been freed in a commerce for the admitted deserter, who was captured by insurgents after wandering off his put up.