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Freed U.S. Soldier Due To Return To United States


U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl talks to a Taliban militant as he waits in a pick-up truck before his release at the Afghan border.
The U.S. soldier held for five years as a Taliban prisoner before being released is due to return to the United States.

Bowe Bergdahl was due to return to a U.S. military health facility in Texas on June 13 after receiving care at a military hospital in Germany.

Bergdahl was released by the Taliban on May 31 in a prisoner swap for five Taliban leaders held at Guantanamo.

His release sparked a political uproar because the administration did not notify Congress beforehand.

Some soldiers who served with Bergdahl accuse him of desertion.

Bergdahl was deployed in eastern Afghanistan when he disappeared in June 2009.
Based on reporting by AP and Reuters
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