Taliban release video of captured US soldier


Afp April 08, 2010

WASHINGTON: Taliban released a new video which appears to show an American soldier who was captured in Afghanistan in June last year.

On the video, a man in combat uniform asks the United States government to intervene and win his release, BBC reported on Thursday.

The soldier, Private Bowe Bergdahl, looks fit and is heard listing the names of his family and friends.

A Taliban spokesman says in the video they are demanding the release of some prisoners in exchange for the soldier.

Pte Bergdahl was serving with an Alaska-based infantry regiment in Paktika province. He vanished from his base, near the border with Pakistan, just five months after arriving in Afghanistan. U.S. military has been trying to locate him ever since, and a reward has been offered for his safe return.

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