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Prisoner swap could be key to future Taliban peace talks

American soldier offered for 5 held at Guantanamo

WASHINGTON — Two were senior Taliban commanders said to be implicated in murdering thousands of Shi’ites in Afghanistan. When asked about the alleged war crimes by an interrogator, they “did not express any regret and stated they did what they needed to do in their struggle to establish their ideal state,” according to the interrogators.

There is also a former deputy director of Taliban intelligence, a former senior Taliban official said to have “strong operational ties” to various extremist militias, and a former Taliban minister accused of having sought help from Iran in attacking US forces.

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