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Taliban officers 'land in Qatar' as a major aspect of detainee swap move

Three Taliban officers have been discharged by the Afghan government as a major aspect of a detainee swap including two Western prisoners, sources from the Al Jazeera news. 

The sources said on Tuesday that the men, including senior Taliban pioneer Anas Haqqani, had arrived in Qatar, which has the gathering's political office in line with the United States. 

In return, two college teachers distinguished as US resident Kevin King and Australian Timothy Weeks are set to be discharged later on Tuesday. The pair have been held by the Taliban for a long time. 

Agents of the Afghan government and the US consulate in Kabul were yet to remark on the revealed swap. 

The advancements come after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani declared seven days back that Haqqani - whose more established sibling is the agent Taliban pioneer and leader of the Haqqani Network - a Taliban partner, and the two different commandants would be liberated. 

At the time, Ghani said the choice was made after interviews with …