Transcript for Freed Taliban in Midst of Luxury in Qatar
The decision to release major Taliban prisoners as part of the deal -- doll. Has triggered a furious wave of criticism five members of the -- set free and now receiving a hero's welcome living in a fashionable neighborhood. ABC's chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross now on how dangerous they are. -- Tonight the five free detainees are living in the midst of luxury and -- In a Taliban Villa in the west bay lagoon neighborhood of the capital city of -- New video today -- the men receiving a hero's welcome as they arrived there over the weekend. There was no sign they were in custody are under guard. Families -- flown -- to be with them and the only known condition imposed by the US -- that they not travel outside of cutter for at least a year. I think they're helpful. These are very season. Strategic leaders of the Taliban today in Washington Republican said the deal was a bad one in a number of ways. You have to be concerned not only about the principle of negotiating with terrorists but be that five who released in exchange for sergeant -- US military assessments of the five senior Taliban leaders -- six years ago found a high -- to the US if any of them were set free. -- perhaps greatest concern mullah Mohammed fossil the former deputy defense minister of the Taliban. The US assessment found if released he would likely rejoin the Taliban. And also accused him of possible war crimes in the murders of thousands of Shiite Muslims in Afghanistan. The White House said today the prisoner swap was the right thing to do. The United States does not. -- leave our men and women in uniform behind. After more than twelve years in captivity and away from the battlefield it's not clear how much immediate value the five men would have to the Taliban now. But today it's one -- leader Mullah Omar he emerged from years of silence to call the release a great victory and a sign he said. The US is headed to ultimate defeat in Afghanistan. All right Brian Ross thank you.
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