The single American prisoner of war in Afghanistan, Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl (28), who has been held for nearly five years has today been freed and flown to a US military hospital in Germany.
Released in a swap deal for five Taliban militants from the Guantanamo Bay prison in cuba, the deal suddenly became possible after harder-line factions of the afghan Taleban shifted course and agreed to back it, Us officials claim following years of on and off negotiations.
According to a US defines official, Bergdahl broke down once he was aware he had regained his freedom. “Once he was on the helicopter, he wrote on a paper plate, ‘SF?’” the official said, referring to the abbreviation for special forces. “The operators replied loudly: ‘Yes, we’ve been looking for you for a long time.’ And at this point, Sergeant Bergdahl broke down.”