Taliban Video Shows the Moment Bowe Bergdahl Was Released

Taliban Video Shows the Moment Bowe Bergdahl Was Released

Jani and Bob Bergdahl speak to the media during a news conference at Gowen Field in Boise, Idaho, on Sunday, June 1, 2014, regarding their son, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Sgt. Bergdahl can expect a buoyant homecoming after five years in Taliban hands, but those in the government who worked for his release face mounting questions over the prisoner swap that won his freedom. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger)
Jani and Bob Bergdahl speak to the media during a news conference at Gowen Field in Boise, Idaho, on Sunday, June 1, 2014, regarding their son, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Sgt. Bergdahl can expect a buoyant homecoming after five years in Taliban hands, but those in the government who worked for his release face mounting questions over the prisoner swap that won his freedom. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger)

(ABC News)—New video released by the Taliban reportedly shows Bowe Bergdahl during Saturday’s handover in Afghanistan.

The Army sergeant who had been in captivity since 2009 was seen sitting in a pickup truck, surrounded by armed guards in the foothills, his head bald. He blinked heavily, rubbing his eyes.

Helicopters circled, one of them landing. Dust kicked up.

Two guards, one holding a white flag, walked Bergdahl to a central area where the Taliban and U.S. groups met. The men exchanged handshakes and waves as Bergdahl was patted down and walked to the helicopter, returned to U.S. control after five years in captivity.

Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby told ABC News that U.S. officials were aware of the video.

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