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Travel ban ends for Guantanamo inmates swapped for Bergdahl

Travel ban ending for 5 former Taliban Guantanamo detainees exchanged for Army Sgt. Bergdahl

Travel ban ends for Guantanamo inmates swapped for Bergdahl

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A one-year travel ban is expiring for five senior Taliban leaders held in U.S. detention at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, until they were released last year in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl -- raising the possibility that the five can move freely around the world as early as Monday.

Under terms of the exchange in May 2014, the five detainees were sent to Qatar where officials there agreed to monitor their activities and prevent them from traveling out of the country. In return, Bergdahl was released to the U.S. military after being held captive by the Taliban for nearly five years after he walked away from his Army post in Afghanistan.

U.S. officials have discussed with the Qataris the possibility of extending the travel ban after it expires on June 1.


Updated : 2021-09-28 19:06 GMT+08:00