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July 10th, 2014
08:51 PM ET

Bowe Bergdahl pictured smiling with Taliban leader

A new picture of Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl during his captivity posing with a Taliban leader has surfaced. The undated photo was posted on a pro-Taliban Twitter account.

Bergdahl is seen smiling with a top leader from the Haqqani network who was killed in a U.S. drone strike in August of 2012. CNN cannot confirm the context of the photo or whether his smile was natural or coerced.

After five years of captivity, Bergdahl returned to the U.S. nearly a month ago. Military sources tell CNN his reintegration process is almost complete.

To help us digger deeper, Roy Hallums, an American contractor who was kidnapped in Iraq in 2004 and spent 311 days in captivity.


Filed under: Bowe Bergdahl • International • News • Taliban • Terrorism
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  1. Rachel Burket

    Bowe Bergdahl did what he had to do to stay alive. If you think that smile was because he was HAPPY, you would be wrong. He tried several times to escape. He wanted to be back to his home in the USA. He had a miserable 5 years captivity. 2 of those years being contained in a small container that he could not see out of. HORRIBLE.😦

    July 10, 2014 at 10:33 pm | Reply

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