Moment Taliban fighter claims he was in ‘Guantanamo for 8-years’ as group seize government

Taliban fighter says he was in ‘Guantanamo for eight years’

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The shocking footage streamed on the Al Jazeera news channel shows a pack of Taliban fighters as they sit at the President’s desk having taken control of Afghanistan. A fighter then takes a microphone and makes a shocking claim that he is a former inmate of the US-controlled, ultra-high security detention centre Guantanamo Bay in Cuba where some of the most dangerous terrorists in the world have been caged by the United States. His comments come mere hours after President Ashraf Ghani is reported to have fled the country for neighbouring Tajikistan.

The unnamed fighter said: “You have been oppressing our people for 20-years.

“Thank you, God.”

The fighter then went on to make a terrifying claim about his past as a prisoner in Cuba.

He said: “I was in Guantanamo for 8-years.”

The fighter’s comments come as the Taliban have effectively regained control of Afghanistan after 20-years of western involvement in the country.

The group are now inside the government and have demanded Taliban leaders from across Afghanistan to come to Kabul to form their ‘Islamic Caliphate’.

Over a matter of months the hardline group made lightning gains taking a string of regional cities and provinces as the Afghan army failed to hold back their offensive.

Other reports suggest the international airport where thousands are attempting to flee the country has come under fire from the Taliban as all flights out of the airport, apart from military flights, have been cancelled.

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