December 25th, 2009
03:15 PM ET

Taliban video purportedly shows captured U.S. soldier

The Taliban has released a new video that purportedly shows an American soldier captured in Afghanistan last summer.

Pfc. Bowe Robert Bergdahl, 23, disappeared from his combat outpost in southeastern Paktika province sometime after he finished his guard duty shift on the night of June 29.

The identity of the man in the latest video has not yet been confirmed. But the man, who is wearing U.S. Army combat fatigues stripped of the name tag and rank, identifies himself as Bergdahl.

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  1. Rachael

    We are not here "hunting the innocents for the sake of oil" . I am currently stationed in Afghanistan and I am very surprised how these ppl live just looking out of the wire all you see are mine fields and houses that seem to be made of mud. There live stock is very thin and not everyone here wants us to leave I have spoken to some locals and they are glad that we are here.

    January 2, 2010 at 5:30 am | Report abuse |
  2. freshta

    Afghanistan is not desolation have you ever been there JCP. Don’t be selfish and just talk with out knowledge

    December 31, 2009 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  3. JCP

    You say "hunting the innocents for the sake of oil"... huh ? What planet are you living on ?????? Afghanistan is a desolation, and there is nothing there that anyone wants.

    Tell the Taliban to stop enslaving women, to stop their brutality against anyone who disagrees with them, and to stop killing innocent people in the public places. Then you'll have peace.

    December 30, 2009 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  4. John

    We all know that they just want that all of the American and NATO troops leave and go back to their country and stop hunting the innocents for the sake of oil. They want US to pull out their forces from their countries and let them live peacefully.

    December 30, 2009 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Andrew Cone

    CNN should post whole videos from the Taliban, al Qaeda and their ilk. It is crucial that people in the west understand how these people think and what they want.
    –AC

    December 30, 2009 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |