Wednesday, November 26, 2014


Afghanistan

U.S. Soldier Bergdahl's Condition 'Improving'

U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl talks to a Taliban militant as he waits in a pick-up truck before his release at the Afghan border.
U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl talks to a Taliban militant as he waits in a pick-up truck before his release at the Afghan border.
A U.S. military hospital in Germany says U.S. Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl's condition shows "signs of improvement," several days after he was released by his Taliban captors and evacuated from Afghanistan.

The Landstuhl regional medical center said Bergdahl remains in stable condition and is "becoming more engaged in his treatment-care plan."

It remains unclear when Bergdahl might be released from the hospital and return to the United States.

Meanwhile, Taliban spokesman Zaibullah Mujahid said that Bergdahl was held under "good conditions" during the nearly five years he was a captive.

Mujahid said: "You can ask him in America about his life [in captivity]. He will not complain."

U.S. President Barack Obama said June 5 that he will not apologize for making a deal with the Taliban for Bergdahl's release, despite fierce criticism from some lawmakers in Washington.
 
Based on reporting by AP

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