American authorities release senior Taliban official

A senior Taliban official, Hajji Bashir Noorzai was released from US custody in Guantanamo Bay, revealed a source close to the Taliban.

Sayed Akbar Agha said that “ Mr. Noorzai has been freed but hasn’t joined Taliban representatives in Qatar yet.”

Calling Noorzai an important member of Taliban Agha said, “The US is expected to hand over Noorzai to Taliban on Wednesday. Hajji Noorzai holds an important position among Taliban Politicians and is capable of playing a major role in the peace process.”

 Noorzai ‘s release has come amidst serious efforts of peace in Afghanistan. The representatives of US and Taliban recently held talks in Doha and spoke about the withdrawal of forces and various other agreements at the seventh round of talks that got over last week in Qatar.

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