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Bergdahl was released after nearly five years in captivity. (AP Photo/U.S. Army)
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1. Lone American P.O.W. in Afghan conflict is freed
After nearly five years in captivity, the Taliban released U.S. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl on Saturday, in exchange for five Afghan detainees. Bergdahl was reportedly in good condition, able to walk and expected to first transfer to a military base in Germany, then continue on to the United States. The lone prisoner of war from the Afghan conflict was reportedly held by the militant Haqqani networkin Pakistan’s northwest tribal area. Qatari officials acted as intermediaries between U.S. officials and the Taliban to work out the deal, which traded Bergdahl for five Taliban prisoners who were being held at Guantanamo Bay. [The Associated Press, The…
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