The Seattle Times

IntelCenter file, 2010

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Taliban offer to free soldier in exchange for 5 of theirs

A frame grab from a video released by the Taliban shows a man believed to be U.S. soldier Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, left. A Taliban spokesman said Thursday that they are ready to hand over Bergdahl, held captive since 2009, in exchange for five of their senior operatives being held at the Guantánamo Bay prison in Cuba.