Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has been a prisoner of the Taliban for nearly five years, but now he’s coming home. In a top secret mission that occurred in eastern Afghanistan, the Taliban released Bergdahl to American special forces. Bergdahl is believed to have been the only American prisoner held in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, five Taliban operatives were transferred from the detention facility in Guantanamo Bay on Saturday and are restricted to Qatar for one year.
Most notable among the liberated Gitmo detainees is Abdul Haq Wasiq, who served as the Taliban deputy minister of intelligence, Khairullah Khairkhwa, who had direct ties to Osama bin Laden, and Mohammad Fazl, who oversaw the the mass killing of Shiite Muslims in Afghanistan prior to the War on Terror.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed by the Taliban in exchange for the release of five Afghan detainees from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba…
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