22 Apr '16, 11am

Taliban touts Bergdahl swap as key ‘achievement’ https://t.co/K3Jd0tUWHU

Taliban touts Bergdahl swap as key ‘achievement’ https://t.co/K3Jd0tUWHU

The Taliban says the exchange of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five top Taliban commanders in 2014 was a major “achievement” in its war against the West and its allies. The claim was made in a lengthy video released on the Taliban’s official website, Voice of Jihad, earlier this month. Footage from the exchange is shown early on in the production. The scenes include Bergdahl as he is about to be transferred to American forces and the five Taliban leaders being warmly greeted after their arrival in Qatar. Screen shots can be seen below. As The Long War Journal has reported , all five of the Taliban commanders exchanged for Bergdahl had ties to al Qaeda prior to their detention in Cuba. [See LWJ report, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl exchanged for top 5 Taliban commanders at Gitmo .] Norullah Noori and Mohammad Fazl were both senior Taliban military commanders in Afghanistan. Khairullah Khairk...

Full article: http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2016/04/taliban-to...

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  1. 23 Apr '16, 6pm

    caliph obama will help his muslim friends anyway he can!

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