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'These terrorists have the blood of Americans on their hands': McCain leads Republicans as they hit out at 'illegal' Guantanamo Bay prisoner release in exchange for America's only prisoner of war

Five senior Taliban members are to be handed over to Qatar as part of deal Obama criticized for sidestepping law that requires him to alert Congress to release of terror suspects

One detainee is accused of presiding over a mass killing

Qatar has agreed to to host the detainees for at least one year

President Obama has been accused of violating U.S. laws by approving a prisoner exchange of five Guantanamo detainees for the release of America’s only prisoner of war, Republicans claim.

John McCain welcomed the release of soldier Bowe Bergdahl, who was held for five years by Islamic Islamists, but said the men being freed had ‘the blood of Americans on their hands’.

The five Afghans are among the most senior members of the Taliban being held at the controversial camp, and include one who had direct ties to Osama bin Laden.

Abdul Waq-Hasiq

Norullah Nori

Khirullah Khairkhwa

Mohammed Nabi

Former combatants: The prisoners, including Khirullah Khairkhwa, and Khirullah Khairkhwa right, will remain in Qatar for at least next year as part of the terms of their release

As well as warning of the potential threat releasing these men could have, other Republicans have accused Obama of breaking the law by sidestepping Congress.

War criminal?: Mohammad Fazi is believed to have been at the command of a mass killing

Congressman Howard McKeon and Senator James Inhofe said on Saturday that the President has to give Congress 30 days’ notice before transferring terrorists from U.S. facilities.

Their statement was made just hours after it was announced that soldier Bowe Bergdahl was headed home after being held captive for five years by Islamist insurgents.

The five detainees being released as part of a deal to save Bergdahl are among the most senior Afghans held at the controversial detention camp.

The White House responded to the Republicans’ statement, saying that ‘unique and exigent circumstances’ mean the transfer was agreed outside of the legal requirement.

The men being released include Taliban ministers and commanders. One of them, Mohammad Fazi, is accused of presiding over a mass killing of Muslims in 2000 and 2001.

Human Rights Watch has said that Fazi could be tried for war crimes over the mass killing, which took place as the Taliban tried to consolidate their control over Afghanistan.

Others who are to be released include former Taliban deputy intelligence minister Abdul Haq Wasiq, who served as the Taliban deputy minister of intelligence; Mullah Norullah Nori, a senior Taliban commander and Khairullah Khairkhwa, who had direct ties to Mullah Omar and Osama bin Laden.

Mohammed Nabi, who served as chief of security for the Taliban and later worked as a radio operator for the Taliban’s communications office in Kabul, is also to be released.

While McCain welcomed the news that Bergdahl was safe and headed back to American soil, he pointed out that the Afghans being released were ‘hardened terrorists’.

Captive: Bergdahl, pictured in a video released by his captors in 2010, was held mainly in Pakistan
'I am eager to learn what precise steps are being taken to ensure that these vicious and violent Taliban extremists never return to the fight against the United States and our partners or engage in any activities that can threaten the prospects for peace and security in Afghanistan.

Taliban prisoners named in deal

Abdul Haq Wasiq - Taliban deputy minister of intelligence

Mullah Norullah Nori - Senior Taliban commander in the northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif who commanded insurgents fighting U.S. forces in late 2001

Khairullah Khairkhwa - Senior Taliban official believed to have ties to Osama bin Laden and Mullah Omar, the Taliban’s founder

Mohammed Nabi - A regional Chief of Security for the Taliban and eventual radio operator

Mohammed Fazl - Believed to have overseen the mass extermination of Shiite Muslims during the 2000 - 2001 war that saw the Taliban rise to power in Afghanistan.

'The American people, and our Afghan partners, deserve nothing less,' McCain said.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the U.S. government ‘never forgot Sergeant Bergdahl, nor did we stop working to bring him back’

Hagel insisted steps have been taken in Qatar - where the detainees are due to held for one year - to ensure that the men are properly handled and that U.S. interests ‘will not be compromised.’

A White House official reaffirmed Hagel’s remarks in a separate statement to CNN.

'As the Administration has repeatedly affirmed, we will not transfer any detainee from Guantanamo unless the threat the detainee may pose to the United States can be sufficiently mitigated and only when consistent with our humane treatment policy.'

Bergdahl, 28, had been held by the Taliban since June 30, 2009. His release came after contentious negotiations between the U.S. and the Taliban-affiliated Haqqani network that were moderated by the Qatari government.

Never forgotten: Obama says the the U.S. government never gave up in trying to secure the release of Bowe Bergdahl, who was held by the Taliban for nearly five years
Officials say he is in good condition and able to walk, but that medical and psychological evaluations must occur before he is released.

He was reported to have been held in Pakistan for the majority of his captivity, and an official called the handover ‘peaceful.’

Bergdahl, 28, was so grateful for his release that reportedly broke down in tears while being airlifted away from the Taliban.

The chopper taking Bergdahl was so loud that he wrote ‘S.F.?’ on a paper plate to ask if the soldiers were Special Forces, a Pentagon official told the New York Times.

'Yes, we’ve been looking for you for a long time,' a soldier shouted back over the roar of the engine.

The freed soldier cried tears of relief over finally being back in U.S. protection.

President Barack Obama called Bergdahl’s parents shortly after he was secured to give them the good news.

'Today the American people are pleased that we will be able to welcome home Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl,' U.S. President Barack Obama said in a statement. His recovery 'is a reminder of America's unwavering commitment to leave no man or woman in uniform behind on the battlefield.'

US soldier free after almost five years captivity in Afghanistan
Only American soldier held in Afghanistan freed in exchange
A White House official reaffirmed Hagels remarks about the negotiations in a separate statement to CNN.

'As the Administration has repeatedly affirmed, we will not transfer any detainee from Guantanamo unless the threat the detainee may pose to the United States can be sufficiently mitigated and only when consistent with our humane treatment policy.'

The president’s statement did not mention the prisoner swap, but did thank the government of Qatar for its involvement.

The prisoners exchanged were not chosen by U.S. officials, but by Bergdahl’s captors, according to an expert.

'These detainees were identified by the Taliban,' Major General Spider Marks said.

Officials who disclosed the prisoner swap insisted on anonymity in order to describe the details on Bergdahl’s release because they were not authorized to discuss the exchange, but the prisoners are believed to be the five most senior Taliban members in U.S. custody.

Support: Friends and family of Bowe Bergdahl continuously campaigned to call for his release

The detainees were reported to have left Cuba for Qatar at 2pm on Saturday.

The five men will be under strict supervision in Qatar. Their movements and interactions with others will be restricted and monitored.

The Taliban was reported earlier this year to have been mulling whether to release the Idaho native.

'Elements in all echelons — from the top of the Taliban down to the folks holding Bergdahl — are reaching out to make a deal,' an unnamed official said.

By Jessica Jerreat 00:17 01 Jun 2014, updated 00:45 01 Jun 2014

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