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Taliban frees U.S. hostage held since 2009

Taliban frees U.S. hostage held since 2009
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Posted May 31st, 2014 @ 1:01pm by John Johnson, Newser Staff


(NEWSER) – Bowe Bergdahl is finally coming home. The Taliban freed the American soldier it has held hostage for five years, and he is now in US custody, reports the AP. The Idaho native went missing on June 30, 2009, in southeast Afghanistan, and had been the only US soldier held captive in the country. The Army sergeant was released as part of a deal brokered by Qatar that also freed five detainees at the military prison in Guantanamo Bay, reports the Washington Post. US officials say the 28-year-old is in good health and able to walk.

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