ISAF remembers US soldier held by Taliban
KABUL (PAN): The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) remembered US Army Sergeant Bowe W. Bergdahl on Sunday, fours after he was found missing during a unit roll-call in southeastern Afghanistan on June 30, 2009.
"Four years later, we are still waiting for Sgt. Bergdahl's safe return, and it is my sincere hope that the wait will soon come to an end. To Sgt. Bergdahl's family, I want to say that we know you have not given up hope, and neither have we," said the ISAF commander said.
A statement from the NATO-led force quoted Gen. Joseph F. Dunford as saying: "I understand the people of Hailey, Idaho, continue to remember Sgt. Bergdahl this year by planting a tree and hosting a 500-bike motorcycle ride. Our thoughts and prayers are with them and would like nothing more than to see him returned to his loved ones.”
Declared “missing-captured" on July 3, 2009, Bergdahl is reportedly held by the Taliban insurgents, who have offered to swap him for five senior insurgents leaders imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay.
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