US soldier held captive by Taliban in Afghanistan for nearly five years freed

May 31, 2014 6:10 PM

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Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the only American solider held captive in Afghanistan, has been released by the Taliban in exchange for five Afghan detainees, U.S. officials said Saturday.

Bergdahl was held captive for nearly five years, after leaving his base in east Afghanistan on June 30, 2009.

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