TV News LIES

Wednesday, Oct 01st

Last update01:00:55 AM GMT

You are here News Military Bowe Berdahl, Idaho soldier, held by Taliban since '09, freed in prisoner exchange

Bowe Berdahl, Idaho soldier, held by Taliban since '09, freed in prisoner exchange

E-mail Print PDF

Idaho GI freedThe United States on Saturday turned over custody of five former members of the Taliban who were being held at the Guantanamo Bay detention center to Qatar in exchange for the release of a U.S. Army soldier who’d been held in Afghanistan by the Taliban for the past five years.

A Defense Department official, who declined to be further identified, identified the five prisoners as Mohammad Fazl, Mullah Norullah Noori, Mohammed Nabi, Khairullah Khairkhwa and Abdul Haq Wasiq.

A later statement from the Pentagon said the five detainees had been transferred to Qatari control in exchange for the freedom of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a Sun Valley, Idaho, native who’d been held by the Taliban since June 30, 2009.

In the statement, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said that President Barack Obama had called Bergdahl’s parents to inform them their son had been released and was “now under the care of the U.S. military.”

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


U.S. charges four with stealing $100 million in software, data

Army X-Box data hackedFour members of an alleged international computer hacking ring were charged with stealing more than $100...

9,800 U.S. troops to stay in Afghanistan

US troops in AfghanistanAlmost 10,000 U.S. troops will remain in Afghanistan after this year as part of a long-delayed...

Army opens Ranger School to women, a historic leap toward equality

Army Rangers accept womenFor the first time, women are being invited to apply for training with the Rangers, the...

Obama goal of Gitmo closure stalled at Pentagon

GitmoThe transfer of prisoners out of Guantanamo Bay has ground to a halt amid a slow...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!