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Taliban-held U.S. soldier released
in exchange for Afghan detainees

Washington Post, by Ernesto Londoño

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 5/31/2014 11:00:49 PM

Taliban fighters released the sole remaining American military hostage Saturday morning to a team of U.S. troops in eastern Afghanistan, who quickly hustled him onto a helicopter. Once airborne, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl scribbled the letters “SF?” on a paper plate, seeking confirmation that he was with Special Operations forces. “Yes!” one of the troops hollered back above the din of the aircraft’s blades, according to a defense official who described Bergdahl’s first moments of freedom. “We’ve been looking for you for a long time.” Bergdahl, 28, who had been held captive nearly five years, broke down in tears. His release was

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: provide, 6/1/2014 7:16:30 AM     (No. 9869027)

I hope they chipped them like the mad dogs they are.

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