Taliban releases 2 Americans detained in Afghanistan
The Washington Post December 20, 2022
The Taliban have released two Americans detained in Afghanistan who arrived Tuesday in Qatar, according to diplomats familiar with the matter.
“The United States welcomes the release of two U.S. nationals from detention in Afghanistan,” said a senior administration official. “We continue to provide all appropriate assistance. We are glad these U.S. nationals will reunite with their families soon. Out of respect for the privacy of these individuals and their families, we are not going to confirm names.”
The release is the result of concerted efforts by U.S. and Qatari officials, said the diplomats familiar with the matter.