Updated: 07/14/2014 23:07 | By Agence France-Presse

Ex-Taliban POW Bergdahl 'returns to US military duty'

The American soldier who was held captive by the Afghan Taliban for nearly five years, Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, is returning to active military duty after more than a month of counseling, the US Army said Monday.


Ex-Taliban POW Bergdahl 'returns to US military duty'

This image from video released on June 4, 2014 by Al-Emara, posted on the official website of the Taliban, reportedly shows US Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl before his release - by Al-Emara

"He will now return to regular duty within the command where he can contribute to the mission" at a base in Texas, the army said in a statement.

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