Taliban leaders in Bergdahl trade to see travel bans extended, says US official

Obama administration has been working with Qatar to prolong restrictions for six months, officials previously said, as lawmakers warn of a security threat

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Qatar has agreed to temporarily extend travel bans on five senior Taliban leaders who were released last year from Guantánamo Bay in exchange for Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, a senior US official said on Sunday.

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