Afghan Taliban Leader Boasts Prisoner Swap Is a Victory for Taliban

Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar is vocalizing his support for the prisoner swap – in which the Taliban negotiated to swap Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Gitmo detainees – as a "great victory" for the terror group.

The five Gitmo detainees released "are thought to be the most senior Afghans held" in Guantanamo Bay.

On May 31 Breitbart News reported Obama's announcement that five Gitmo detainees were being exchanged for Bergdahl following U.S. negotiations with the Taliban.

According to BBC News, Omar says the exchange is a "great victory" for the Taliban, and on June 1 he said, "I extend my heartfelt congratulations to the entire Afghan Muslim nation."

The Afghan government responded with outrage over the swap, of which they were not informed until after it was done.

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