Life in Qatar for Freed Taliban Leaders

Militants traded for Bowe Bergdahl to stay a year in desert oasis.
1:50 | 06/04/14

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Thank you. We're going to go to the five detainees traded for bergdahl. There's outrage over the luxurious conditions they're reportedly now enjoying in Qatar. ABC's chief investigative correspondent, Brian Ross. This looks like a luxury neighborhood. Reporter: Indeed, David, it was. Once the men considered high-risk to the U.S., have settled down in a very nice area. They'll be free to move around and talk and meet with anyone they want. The Taliban five are being kept hidden from view in this tiny country, which has made itself into a modern-day desert oasis. And government officials here say the five freed Taliban leaders will be free to travel anywhere in the country and enjoy its pleasures over the next year. The five were last believed to be in a Taliban compound, in the west bay residential area, near five-star hotels and beautiful beaches. One qatari official told ABC news, they are not prisoners. We are clear about this. America knows that. With no known restrictions on meetings, phone calls or internet access. They can still have conversations with the Taliban, especially those who are in Qatar. Reporter: And after just a year here, officials say they will be free to go home. Home would be Afghanistan. And the areas controlled by the Taliban. Still engaged in fierce combat with U.S. Soldiers. And eager to welcome back their five, freed leaders. The state department says president Obama had assurances the government of Qatar would impose restrictions on the five freed leaders and their ability to return to the battlefield. A spokesperson we fused to say what the restrictions were or how they were to be enforced. They're not prisoners. Reporter: Not prisoners at all. Brian, thanks so much.

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