Afghan High Peace Council Welcomes Release of 5 Senior Taliban Leaders

Monday, June 02, 2014
Kabul (BNA) Afghan High Peace Council (HPC) welcomed the release of five senior Taliban leaders from Guantanamo jail who were released in swap for US soldier. HPC officials said the release of Taliban prisoners will help Afghan peace process with the Taliban militants group. The officials further added that the high peace council was engaged for the freedom of the Taliban leaders since their release will create a better environment for the peace process. The five Taliban leaders, Mulla Muhammad Fazal Akhund, Mulla Noorulla Noori, Mulla Khairulla Khairkhwa, Mulla Abdul Haq Waseeq, Moulavi Muhammad Nabi, were released from Guantanamo detention facility yesterday in swap for the abducted US soldier, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

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