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Taliban Say Captured U.S. Soldier Was Treated Well

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A Taliban spokesman isn't commenting on whether the group had threatened to kill U.S. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

According to congressional officials, the Obama administration has told senators that the reason lawmakers weren't told in advance about the deal to free Bergdahl last weekend was that there was information that the Taliban might kill him if the deal was made public.
Bergdahl is currently recovering at a military hospital in Germany.
A spokesman for the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan also says Bergdahl was treated well during his five years in captivity. The spokesman says he was even allowed to play soccer with the men who were holding him.
The question of his well-being is part of a fierce debate in Washington over whether the U.S. should have negotiated for his release in exchange for five Taliban detainees who had been held at Guantanamo Bay.   (AP)
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