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Community Marks Idaho Soldier's Capture In 2009

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The hometown of the only U.S. soldier in Taliban captivity is marking the second anniversary of his capture with an event at the coffee house where he once worked.

Hailey, Idaho-resident Bowe Bergdahl, a 25-year-old Army sergeant, was taken prisoner on June 30, 2009, while serving in Afghanistan.

Hailey Mayor Rick Davis plans to read a statement from Bergdahl's family at Zaney's River Street Coffeehouse at noon.

While it's unclear where Bergdahl is being held, video images released recently on the Internet show him with a senior official in the Haqqani network, which is based in Pakistan, active in
Afghanistan and has ties to both al-Qaida and the Taliban.

Bergdahl's father, Bob Bergdahl, also recently released an Internet video urging his son's captors to allow him to come home.

      
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