NEWSLINK: Taliban Leader Mullah Omar Calls Bowe Bergdahl Swap “Victory”

Mullah Omar file photo, adapted from image at voanews.com

[“Taliban Leader Mullah Omar Calls Bowe Bergdahl Swap ‘Victory’” – NBC 6.1.14]

NBC covers the Taliban’s response to a prisoner exchange, in which the lone U.S. POW from Afghanistan was released in exchange for five senior Taliban being transferred from Guantanamo Bay to Qatar.

After five detainees from Guantanamo Bay were swapped for the only American soldier held captive in Afghanistan, the Taliban leader Mullah Omar delivered a rare statement Sunday …

‘We shall thank almighty for this great victory,’ said the statement. ‘The sacrifice of our Mujahedin have resulted in the release of our senior leaders from the hand of the enemy.’

U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was held by the Taliban for nearly five years.  By Sunday he was transported to a medical facility in Germany.

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