WATCH: Bowe Bergdahl’s Taliban Release Video

Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl Released By TalibanThe Taliban has published footage showing the release of Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl. Bergdahl was handed to US special forces in southeastern Afghanistan after being held for five years. Five Afghan detainees were released from Guantanamo Bay as part of the prisoner exchange deal. Original source: To obtain a Storyful subscription, contact

The Taliban have released a tense new video of the exchange that occurred when Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl was released to the U.S. military after five years in captivity.

The video shows Taliban soldiers, stationed on the mountainsides around the drop point in Afghanistan, and two guards flanking the bald Bergdahl. The guards wave makeshift white flags as one U.S. helicopter comes in for a landing.

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The U.S. military man shakes hands with the two guards before taking Bergdahl and rushing him back into the helicopter. The exchange — from the time the helicopter touches down until it takes off — took under two minutes. Watch it above.

At one point, with the camera zoomed in on Bergdahl, the words “Don’t Come Back to Afghanistan” appear on the screen.

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