Obama Welcomes Release of Captive US Soldier

May 31, 2014 11:29 PM

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Obama Welcomes Release of Captive US Soldier

A U.S. soldier held captive in Afghanistan for nearly five years has been released to U.S. forces, in a swap for five insurgents from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

The release by the Taliban of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was reported in good condition, follows months of negotiations mediated by the government of Qatar.

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