Taliban Offer to Swap American POW

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Taliban Offer to Swap American POW
Thu, 06-20-2013 - 12:35pm

A senior spokesman for the Afghan Taliban said the group is ready to hand over the only known American prisoner of war from the conflict in Afghanistan in exchange for five senior operatives held at Guantanamo Bay, the Associated Press reported Thursday.

U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, 27, from Hailey, Idaho, has been held captive since 2009 after going missing from his base in Afghanistan. His whereabouts are not known, but it is believed he is being held in Pakistan.

NBC News has not independently confirmed the report.

Taliban spokesman Shaheen Suhail told the AP that Bergdahl “is, as far as I know, in good condition,” in a phone interview on Thursday.


What do you think about this? Should the swap be made? Do you think it will happen?

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