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Afghan Taliban issue video of US soldier Bergdahl

Last Updated: Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 12:54

Washington: The Afghan Taliban issued a video of an American soldier captured last summer that showed him saying "please bring me home”.

The video of Idaho National Guard Private Bowe Bergdahl was posted and described by SITE Intelligence Group which monitors web sites used by extremist groups.

The Afghan Taliban had previously issued a video of Bergdahl on Christmas Day.

"I`m a prisoner. I want to go home. You know, the Afghanistan men who are in our prisons want to go home too. Let me go. Get me to come home. Release me," Bergdahl says, according to SITE.

The video ends with Afghan Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid saying his group demands the release of a limited number of prisoners in exchange for Bergdahl`s release, SITE said.

A Pentagon spokeswoman said: "We have seen reports of the video but we have not seen the video."

Bureau Report

First Published: Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 12:54

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