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Former Afghanistan POW Bergdahl discharged from hospital: US Army

WASHINGTON: U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who spent five years as a Taliban prisoner of war before being released last month, has been discharged from a military hospital in Texas and will continue treatment as an outpatient, the Army said Sunday. Bergdahl was transferred from Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, to the nearby Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, said Army spokeswoman Lieutenant Colonel Carol McClelland. "It’s a sign of progression, showing he's no longer a patient of a hospital,"…

US soldier’s father receives death threats: police chief

IDAHO: The father of Bowe Bergdahl, the Idaho soldier released from captivity in a controversial prisoner swap with the Taliban, has received emailed death threats that authorities are investigating, an Idaho police chief said on Saturday. The first of the death threats sent to Bob Bergdahl at his home near Hailey, Idaho, was received on Wednesday, the same day the city canceled a planned rally celebrating the release of his son, Hailey Police Chief Jeff Gunter said. "There were four specific emails with death threats…

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…