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Talibani forces release handover video showing American soldier Bowe Bergdahl

Thursday, 5 June 2014 - 9:47am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna webdesk

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The Taliban has released a video showing captured soldier Bowe Bergdahl and his handover process to the US forces in eastern Afghanistan as reported by BBC. 

Bergdahl was released on Saturday after five years in captivity with the Talibani forces. 

Also read:Timeline: How a deal with Taliban won US soldier Bowe Bergdahl his freedom

US President Barack Obama has defended the decision to free five Taliban leaders as part of the deal. Criticms has been mounting on the US president for the decision. According to other reports, Taliban leaders told Bowe not to come back to Afghanistan if he wanted to stay alive. A brief moment of this is present in the video as well. 

President Barack Obama had defended the deal to get US Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl out of Taliban captivity, saying questions that have emerged about the circumstances of the soldier's capture did not negate the need to bring him home.

As Bergdahl emerges from five years of captivity, former comrades have accused him of walking away from his unit, prompting a manhunt that they say cost the lives of at least six fellow soldiers. "Whatever those circumstances may turn out to be, we still get an American soldier back if he's held in captivity. Period. Full stop," Obama told a news conference in Poland.

Video credit: Mail Online 

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