Taliban Video May Show Captured American Solder Spc. Bowe Bergdahl
A video released by by Manba al-Jihad, a production group affiliated with the Taliban, may show captured American soldier Spc. Bowe Bergdahl of Hailey, Idaho. Bergdahl has been missing since June 30, 2009. The video was released on November 24, 2010.
This screengrab from a video released by a Taliban affiliated group on Nov. 24, 2010 shows captive U.S. Army Spc. Bowe Bergdahl alongside his suspected captor, Mullah Sangeen Zadran. (CBS)
The AP reported:
A new video released by the Taliban shows a man believed to be the only known American serviceman held captive in Afghanistan, a group that tracks militant websites said Wednesday.
Spc. Bowe Bergdahl of Hailey, Idaho, has been held by the Taliban since June 30, 2009, when he disappeared in Paktika province in eastern Afghanistan.
The U.S.-based IntelCenter said that along with Berghdal, another man in the video appeared to be the Taliban commander who had once threatened to kill the U.S. soldier.
The video, which also shows militant attacks in Afghanistan, was released by Manba al-Jihad, a video production group affiliated with the Taliban. The man believed to be Bergdahl appears only briefly in the video and is not the main focus.
Bergdahl appeared in three videos the Taliban released prior to this: on July 18, 2009; Dec. 25, 2009; and April 7.