Prisoners of War

Iraq / Afghanistan

US Army Specialist Bowe Robert Bergdahl from Sun Valley, Idaho

He was captured by Taliban forces in southeast Afghanistan in June 30th, 2009. After he was captured, the Taliban released three videos showing Bowe in captivity. He was frightened and considered a downcast. He was declared "missing / whereabouts unknown"

The Deal

The Taliban wanted $1 million dollars and release of 21 Afghan prisoners (who are believed to be at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba) and Aafia Siddiqui in the exchange for the release of Bowe. They threatened to execute Bowe if siddiqui was not released.

Escape Attempt

He is believed to be the only American soldier to be held in captivity by the Taliban. About 3 months later, he make a daring attempt for freedom. It was one night in late August or early September, He jumped out from a first floor window of a mud-brick house. He was found later in a ditch covered in leaves. He was brought back into captivity soon after.
Taliban captive Bowe Bergdahl failed in escape attempt: reports

Images from the videos shown by the Taliban

((POW)) Bowe Robert Bergdahl