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U.S. soldier flies to freedom after Afghan prisoner swap

BAGRAM AIR BASE: The sole American prisoner of war held in Afghanistan was being flown to a U.S. military hospital in Germany on Sunday after his dramatic release in a swap for five Taliban militants who had been in Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba for over a decade. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, 28, had been in captivity for nearly five years and his release, following years of on-and-off negotiations, suddenly became possible after harder-line factions of the Afghan Taliban shifted course and agreed to support it, according…