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  1. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Video of Bowe Bergdahl’s release the Taliban’s latest propaganda strike

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 09:34pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Kabul Footage of handover ofcaptured US soldier the group's latest propaganda strike Taliban embrace the media as a weapon The Taliban shunned television and even ... who was exchanged for five Taliban held in Guantanamo Bay, was the Islamist force's latest powerful media strike against the troops they have also been fighting by more conventional means ...

  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Bowe Bergdahl swap broke US law, according to government watchdog

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 09:43pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington US Defence Department officials broke the law by failing to alert Congress before releasing five Taliban members held at Guantanamo Bay military prison in exchange ... to transfer five Taliban prisoners to Qatar in exchange for the release of army sergeant Bowe Bergdahl. Senator Saxby Chambliss, vice-chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, said ...

  3. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Taliban release video of US soldier Bowe Bergdahl’s handover in Afghanistan

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 06:36pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kabul Freed under a white flag on a stick The Taliban on Wednesday released dramatic footage of their handover of army sergeant Bowe Bergdahl to US forces after ... of handshakes between insurgents and US soldiers, Bergdahl moves unsteadily towards the helicopter.   Bergdahl- the only US soldier held by the Taliban after being captured in Afghanistan- was freed ...

  4. News - World

    US soldier freed after being held by Taliban in Afghanistan for five years

    Posted Jun 01st 2014, 03:20pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington Five Taliban detainees in Guantanamo released in prisoner swap The last US prisoner of war held in Afghanistan was handed over to US Special Operations forces on Saturday, in a dramatic swap for five Taliban detainees who were released from Guantanamo Bay prison and flown to Qatar. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl had been held for nearly five years by Afghan ...

  5. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Taliban prisoner Bowe Bergdahl faces battle to adapt to freedom in US

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 08:32pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington and New York US soldier likely to have deep psychological scars after years in captivity Taliban prisoner faces a fresh fight In 2008, when he joined the army, he was a bookish athlete from Idaho with a passion for fencing. A year later, he was a captive of the Afghan Taliban. Today, he is on the way home, but a new ordeal for Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, 28, is just ...

  6. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghan government protests against US deal to free Taliban prisoners

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 05:29pm by Reuters

    ... government protested against a US deal to free five high-ranking Taliban militants in exchange for a US soldier arguing the transfer of the men from a Guantanamo Bay jail to Qatar violated ... the distrust between the sides. Under the terms of the deal cut by Qatari intermediaries, the five Taliban detainees were released from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where they had been held since it opened ...

  7. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    US soldier Bowe Bergdahl freed by Taliban after five years in prisoner swap

    Posted Jun 01st 2014, 05:45am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington Five prisoners released in return under a deal brokered by Qatar US soldier freed by Afghan Taliban The only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed and is back in US custody after nearly five years of captivity, US officials said yesterday. The officials said the Taliban agreed to turn over Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl ...

  8. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Deal between Afghan presidential candidates close after 'breakthrough'

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 10:39pm by AFP

    ... military and civilian aid effort since the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001 would leave Afghanistan as a democratic country. With the government paralysed for months, it has also emboldened the Taliban insurgents, weakened the fragile economy and put future international military and aid support at risk. "I hope they will publicly announce the agreement [today]," Ghani's ...

  9. News - World

    Taliban say they're ready to hand over captive US soldier in exchange for Guantanamo prisoners

    Posted Jun 20th 2013, 03:11pm by AP

    ... ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Taliban say they're ready to hand over captive US soldier in exchange for Guantanamo prisoners. ...

  10. News - World

    US officials say they'll begin meeting with Taliban at group's new Qatar office within days

    Posted Jun 18th 2013, 10:23pm by AP

    ... KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — US officials say they'll begin meeting with Taliban at group's new Qatar office within days. ...




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