Taliban five

The Taliban five is a term applied to five long-term Afghanistani captives in Guantanamo who have been described as formerly high-ranking members of the Taliban.[1][2] For several years there were rumors that the Obama Presidency's negotiations with the Taliban hinged over the release of these men.[3][4][5][6] The Taliban wanted the men to be sent to Qatar. The United States was reported to be considering freeing them, if the Taliban would release Bowe Bergdahl a GI the Taliban has been holding since 2009.[7]

The Wall Street Journal described the identity of the five men as an "open secret", since members of Congress had been briefed on the negotiations.[1]

They listed the five men as: 

Norullah Nori,

.Mohammed Nabi,

and Khairullah Khairkhwa.

There have been several premature reports that some or all of the men had already been transferred. On January 10, 2012, Iranian news sources asserted three of the five men had been transferred, in return for Bergdahl.[3]

On July 29, 2013, Ynetnews reported that the USA had already released the five men, as a goodwill gesture, without insisting on the Taliban in turn releasing Bergdahl.

Bowe Robert Bergdahl (born March 28, 1986) is a United States Army soldier who was in the captivity of the Taliban-aligned Afghanistan Haqqani network from June 2009 until his release on May 31, 2014.


On May 31, 2014 U.S. officials from the White House and Pentagon announced that Bergdahl had been released by his captors and recovered by U.S. special operations forces in eastern Afghanistan. The release was brokered by the American, Qatar and Afghanistan governments with the Taliban, in exchange for five Guantanamo Bay detainees transferred to Qatari custody for at least one year. 

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the prisoner of war held by the Taliban  for nearly five years, has been released as part of a swap in which the U.S. will be sending five mid-level Taliban detainees held at the U.S. facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to Qatar.

Qatar is the richest country in the world in terms of GDP per capita income.

Highest Zero with zero income tax.

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