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The release of two Taliban prisoners from house arrest in Oman

The release of two Taliban prisoners from house arrest in Oman

Abdul Mateen Qane, the spokesman of the Taliban Ministry of Interior, says that two prisoners of this group have been released after spending 14 years in Guantanamo and seven years of house arrest in Oman.

The Bakhtar news agency under the Taliban administration has reported, quoting Qaneh, that these two released prisoners are supposed to be transferred to Kabul today.

He added that Abdul Zahir Saber and Abdul Karim were released as a result of the efforts of this group.
According to the spokesman of the Taliban Ministry of Interior, the official welcome ceremony for these released prisoners will be held in Kabul.

According to information, these two Taliban members were transferred to Guantanamo prison in 2002 and after spending 14 years in this prison, they were transferred to Oman in 2017.

Qane said that Saber is a resident of Logar province and was arrested by American forces on May 10, 2002 and transferred to Guantanamo in October of the same year.

He stated that Abdul Karim is a resident of Khost province and was arrested on August 14, 2002 in Pakistan.