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Report: Released Taliban Commander Says He’ll Continue to Fight Against America


Noorullah Noori, one of the five Taliban leaders released from Guantanamo Bay in the Bergdahl swap, has promised to resume the fight against America in Afghanistan, a relative and fellow Taliban member said.

A Taliban commander told NBC News ​that, after arriving in Qatar,  Noori ”kept insisting he would go to Afghanistan and fight American forces there.” 

The freed prisoners are to remain under control of the government of Qatar for one year, with strict bans on militant activities and a one-year ban on traveling outside the country. The U.S. has provided written assurances that if the five live peacefully, no country will arrest them during this year.

Noori’s relative told NBC of the happiness when hearing of Noori’s release. “We though we may not see them again as once you land in the hands of Americans, it’s difficult to come out alive,” the relative said. “But it was a miracle that Allah Almighty gave us Bergdahl and we got back out heroes.”

Read the NBC article here.

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