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US Soldier Released By Taliban In Prisoner Swap

A US soldier captured nearly five years ago in Afghanistan was freed Saturday in exchange for five Taliban inmates held at the Guantanamo prison in a dramatic deal brokered by Qatar.
US Soldier Released By Taliban In Prisoner Swap

Via AFP:

A US soldier captured nearly five years ago in Afghanistan was freed Saturday in exchange for five Taliban inmates held at the Guantanamo prison in a dramatic deal brokered by Qatar.

US Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl was in "good" condition after Taliban fighters handed him over to "a few dozen" US special operations forces backed up by helicopters at an undisclosed location in eastern Afghanistan, defence officials said.

In announcing the breakthrough, President Barack Obama thanked Qatar's emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, for helping to bring home the only American to be held capt...

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