Released Taliban to Live in Luxurious Qatar, Then Head Home

Official: Guantanamo detainees traded for Bowe Bergdahl not 'prisoners' in Middle Eastern oasis.
1:42 | 06/03/14

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Transcript for Released Taliban to Live in Luxurious Qatar, Then Head Home
Of course, we know those five detainees living in luxury villas in Qatar. The families allowed to live with them. When we asked are they prisoners or are they free? Here's ABC's Brian Ross now. Reporter: Qatar's capital city has made itself into a modern day desert oasis. And officials said today the five freed Taliban leaders would be free to travel anywhere in the country and enjoy its pleasures over the next year. One official told ABC news, "They are not prisoners. We are clear about this. American knows that." And they can still have communications with the Taliban, especially those who are in Qatar. Reporter: An official said they have their families with them and after a year they can go home. Home would be Afghanistan and the areas controlled by the Taliban still engaging in fierce combat with U.S. Soldiers. A U.S. Intelligence report from this year found that 29% of freed guantanamo detainees rejoined the fighting, including one now a senior official in the Taliban. Brian is with us now. A Qatar official says they are not prisoners. Reporter: That's right. The governor never of Qatar will impose severe restrictions on those leaders and their ability to return to the battle field. But a spokesperson refused to say what those restriction were or how they would be enforced. Thank you. Back here at home and to the urgent search after explosives

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