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Documents Detail Search For Idaho Soldier Captured By The Taliban

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Leaked military documents on the war in Afghanistan appear to provide details of the U.S. Army's search for an Idaho soldier captured last year by the Taliban.

Bowe Bergdahl, from Hailey, has been a captive since June 30, 2009. Documents posted on whistleblower group WikiLeaks' website include intercepted radio transmissions after Bergdahl went missing from his base in southern Afghanistan as well as details about talks two days later with village elders about a possible prisoner swap.

In the documents, Afghan tribal leaders assured U.S. officials that Bergdahl was alive and unharmed. Col. Tim Marsano, an Idaho National Guard spokesman, declined to comment on still-classified military documents. Marsano has alerted Bergdahl's family in Idaho about media reports about the leaked
documents.

      
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