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18% of Guantanamo Bay Detainees Return into Insurgency: US Top Official

(Last Updated On: February 7, 2015)

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US Chief of directorate of Intelligence of Defense Ministry Vincent Stewart said,” 18% of the released detainees have returned into insurgency activities after they were released from Guantanamo Bay.”

He also mentioned withdrawing of the US forces has paved the way for the insurgents to intensify their activities.

Meanwhile Afghan security forces in Ministry of Interior affairs have declared the releasing of dangerous detainees as risky for the security of Afghanistan.

This comes after that 5 Taliban prisoners were exchanged instead of one US forces from Guantanamo Bay earlier this year,one of the detainees who has contacted Taliban leader inviting him to re-begin armed insurgence activities.

Speaking on the issue Afghan officials in Ministry of interior Affairs have declared the releasing of Taliban as big risk for Afghanistan security and safety.

MoI spokesman Sediq Sediqee said, “if the detainees return into war there is a risk for us and if some releases then there is guarantee for his safety.”

Afghan Military experts have also expressed their concerns over releasing of insurgents.

Atillqullah Amarkhail said,” a question rises that why they were released?”.

MiaGul Khalid the other Afghan military expert said, “when the detainees being released they have been under the closer monitoring and supervision of the Afghanistan Government.”

Though efforts were made to get hold of the officials in Afghanistan High Peace council and have their opinion but none has come in front to give a speech about it.

Since 2002 799 prisoners have been released from Guantanamo Bay by the US Government its said that there are 122 prisoners still in Guantanamo bay where 8 of them are Afghans.

Reported By: Ahmad Farshad Saleh

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