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Taliban sympathiser posts pictures of smiling US captive

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 10:16

US soldier Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive by the Taliban for five years, appeared smiling alongside a commander from the militant Haqqani network in a photo posted on a Twitter account by a supporter of the Afghan Taliban.

Taliban post picture of commander with smiling US captive

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 01:56

US soldier Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive by the Taliban for five years, appeared smiling alongside an alleged Haqqani commander in a photo posted on a Twitter account purporting to be from the Afghan Taliban.

US soldier swap with Taliban was `right decision`: Hagel

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 22:57

Strongly defending US` decision to swap five Taliban detainees for an American soldier, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday said it was the "right decision" despite the "very high risk" involved.

Taliban says captured US soldier was treated well

Last Updated: Friday, June 06, 2014, 13:38

The Taliban said today that US Sgt Bowe Bergdahl was treated well during the five years they held him captive in Afghanistan and was even allowed to play soccer with the men holding him. <br><br> The spokesman, Zaibullah Mujahid, told The Associated Press by telephone that Bergdahl was held under "good conditions," and was given fresh fruit and any other foods he requested.

`Bowie Bergdahl had walked away from Army unit`

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014, 12:16

The disappearance of Sgt Bowe Bergdahl had walked away from the unit, a Pentagon investigation report concluded in 2010 after he went missing from his post.

Freed soldier at US military hospital in Germany

Last Updated: Monday, June 02, 2014, 00:41

The US soldier freed in Afghanistan after being held for nearly five years by insurgents has arrived at an American military hospital in Germany.

Qatar gave security guarantees on transferred prisoners

Last Updated: Sunday, June 01, 2014, 04:14

President Barack Obama said Saturday the Qatari government had given the United States security guarantees over five Guantanamo Bay prisoners transferred to secure the release of a US soldier in Afghanistan.

Barack Obama announces release of US soldier held in Afghanistan

Last Updated: Sunday, June 01, 2014, 00:09

US President Barack Obama said on Saturday that an American soldier held for half a decade in Afghanistan has been freed.

Taliban ready to deal on captive US soldier

Last Updated: Friday, April 25, 2014, 03:10

The captors of an American soldier held for nearly five years in Afghanistan have signalled a willingness to release him but are unclear which US government officials have the authority to make a deal, according to two individuals in the military working for his release.

Former US soldier sentenced to 30 years for espionage

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 07:31

A former US soldier has been sentenced to 30 years in jail for trying to spy on behalf of Russia, the US Justice Department said.

Hagel apologises for delay in awarding medal to US soldier

Last Updated: Thursday, October 17, 2013, 09:11

Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has apologised to a former US soldier for having to wait years before his valour was recognised with the Medal of Honor.

US soldier admits Afghan massacre, avoids death penalty

Last Updated: Thursday, June 06, 2013, 09:06

US soldier Robert Bales, who is accused of committing a massacre of 16 innocent Afghan villagers in March 2012, on Thursday pleaded guilty to the crime saying there was "not a good reason in this world" for his actions".