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NATO video of U.S. soldier held by insurgents fuels search effort

KABUL (AP) - NATO says a new video of a U.S. soldier held by Afghan insurgents is fueling a renewed effort to find him. The Taliban video shows a man identified as Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl pleading to be returned home. He also says the war in Afghanistan is not worth the human cost.

A NATO spokesman calls the video a "deplorable act" of propaganda. Rear Adm. Gregory Smith says the insurgents are using Bergdahl to "cause pain to his family and friends."

Bergdahl was captured in Afghanistan last June. The seven-minute video is the third one of him that's been released since his capture. It shows Bergdahl doing push-ups to demonstrate that he is in good physical condition.

Subtitles offer to exchange him for prisoners held by international forces in Afghanistan. There is no way to verify when the video was taken.

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