GUANTANAMO

U.S. has video of soldier held prisoner by Taliban

 
 
This file image provided by IntelCenter on Dec. 8, 2010 shows a frame grab from a video released by the Taliban containing footage of a man believed to be U.S. Army Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl, left. A Taliban spokesman, Shaheen Suhail, told The Associated Press from June 20, 2013, that the group was ready to hand over Bergdahl, held captive since 2009, in exchange for five of their senior operatives being held at the Guantánamo Bay prison.
This file image provided by IntelCenter on Dec. 8, 2010 shows a frame grab from a video released by the Taliban containing footage of a man believed to be U.S. Army Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl, left. A Taliban spokesman, Shaheen Suhail, told The Associated Press from June 20, 2013, that the group was ready to hand over Bergdahl, held captive since 2009, in exchange for five of their senior operatives being held at the Guantánamo Bay prison.
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U.S. officials say they have received a new video of captured U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, but it is not clear when the video was taken.

A senior defense official says the video came to light several days ago, but there were no other details.

Bergdahl, who is from Idaho, was taken prisoner in Afghanistan on June 30, 2009. It is believed he is being held somewhere in Pakistan.

The Taliban have said they would free him in exchange for several of their most senior operatives who are hweld detained at the U.S. detention facility in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.

The officials were not authorized to publicly discuss the matter by name and spoke on condition of anonymity.

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