CNN: Qatar extends travel ban for 'Taliban 5'
(CNN)Qatar has agreed to temporarily extend a travel ban for the five senior Taliban leaders who have lived there since being released in a prisoner exchange with the United States, a senior U.S. official told CNN.
The ban will stay in place while discussions between the United States, Qatar and Afghanistan continue for a long-term solution. The Taliban members, who were traded for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, will still not be able to travel and will be subject to monitoring, the official said.
The prisoner swap happened in May 2014.
Bergdahl, who was captured and held by the Taliban for five years, was charged with desertion in March and could face a life sentence.
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