CHILLING

Taliban Releases Video of Captured Soldier

The Taliban has released a 28-minute video of an American soldier captured three weeks ago in Afghanistan, after he was lagging behind on a patrol. The video appeared on the Internet yesterday; it shows an emotional man with his head shaved, who has now been identified as 23-year-old Bowe Berdaghl of Ketchum, Idaho, pleading for American troops to return home. Berdaghl's voice becomes strained when he discusses his personal life. "I'm scared, scared I won't be able to go home. It is very unnerving to be a prisoner," he says. A U.S. military official condemned the video as propaganda and a breach of the rules of war.