Transcript for 5 Taliban Leaders Back in Qatar
The question this morning just how dangerous those five Taliban members really are, men back in Qatar and ABC's chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross is here with more details on that. Good morning, robin. All five of the men were once considered senior members of the Taliban and this morning the terror group is calling their release a major victory. New video posted on Afghan news website shows the five former detainees arriving in Qatar with no sign they're under any sort of custody or guard. In fact, the video and still pictures posed online by the Tom Hanks show the men all in their 40s receiving a kind of heroes' welcome. The Taliban had been pushed hard for their release. After 12 year as way from the battlefield it seems more symbolic than a tactical victory for the Taliban. We saw that over and over yesterday. The questions remain, their release. How does that affect or does it affect our fat security? Well, at one point all five men were described as too dangerous to be set free and of most concern to counterterror experts, Mohammad fazl who according to a U.S. Assessment made six years ago made public by wikileaks had a high risk to the U.S. And was likely to rejoin the Taliban in fighting. So they're out there now and both fazl and another man were accused of serious war crimes involving the death of thousands of shiite muslims. Thank you very much.
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