WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The last U.S. prisoner of war from America’s waning Afgan war, was handed over to U.S. Special Operations forces in Afghanistan on Saturday in a dramatic swap for five Taliban detainees who will be handed over from Guantanamo Bay prison to Qatar.
Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl had been held for nearly five years by Afghan militants and his release followed years of on-off negotiations.
President Barack Obama announced the release, saying he had called Bergdahl’s parents to let them know.
U.S. special forces took custody of Bergdahl in a non-violent exchange with 18 Taliban members in eastern A…
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