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Washington (AFP) – The American soldier released by Afghan insurgents in a swap with the Taliban will return to the United States on Friday after undergoing medical treatment at a military hospital in Germany, a U.S. defense official said Thursday.

Bowe Bergdahl was “expected to arrive on Friday” at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, a U.S. defense official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told AFP.

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