The American POW free -- bill we're learning more tonight about his condition struggling to speak English again. And the new clues in that tape the moment of his release in this evening members of the... See More
The American POW free -- bill we're learning more tonight about his condition struggling to speak English again. And the new clues in that tape the moment of his release in this evening members of the Taliban speaking out about how they think it all went with a new threat. Meantime those images -- -- blinking into the sun a Taliban member patting his arm what does that reveal. Again tonight ABC's chief global affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz on the tape and on reports that -- to -- had escaped the Taliban before. Today the president stood his ground. We have a Prisoner of War. Whose health. Had deteriorated. And we were deeply concerned about and we saw an opportunity and we seized it and I make no apologies for that. But today the Taliban was celebrating. A senior Taliban commander telling -- magazine. Big deal for -- doll would definitely encourage them to try to kidnap others. Now everybody will work hard to capture such an important bird like bird -- And that clothing berg -- is wearing in that handover video is parting gift. The Taliban wanting to leave him with good memories. It's a relationship we saw a glimpse up -- closely. You concede that after gently taps -- dollar on the arm. Almost like a friend even while warning him never to come back to Afghanistan. But a senior administration official tells ABC news that there is no question Bert -- was held against his will. It -- local conditions and that he had managed to escape on several occasions and was recaptured. We are told tonight that Bert -- is speaking in English but still having difficulty with vocabulary. And recovering words. Although they say his comprehension is high. And while that homecoming celebration in his hometown has been canceled. Next week -- doll is very likely returning to American soil David all right Martha Raddatz on this again tonight Martha thank you.
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