After years of searching and diplomatic efforts to free him, U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is now back with his fellow U.S. troops and making his way home.
He was freed after five years in Taliban captivity as part of a deal that will see five Taliban captives sent from Guantanamo Bay Cuba to Qatar.
Bergdahl has been held captive by the Taliban since he was captured in late June of 2009, in the eastern province of Paktika -an insurgent hotbed. He was the sole known US prisoner in Afghanistan, in the United States’ longest war.
President Obama appeared in the Rose Garden with Bowe Bergdahl’s parents, Jani and Bob.
Obama saying negotiations were complex, but came together quickly.
CCTV’s Sean Callebs reports.