WINNEMUCCA, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- There was renewed hope for an American family on Thursday. The captors of an American soldier held for nearly five years have signaled a willingness to let him go.
You might have seen Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's picture on a billboard off Interstate 80 near Winnemucca. Now, he could be seeing an end to his time as a prisoner of war in Afghanistan. The captors of the soldier from Hailey, Idaho could be willing to release Bergdahl.
According to the Associated Press, an unidentified U.S. Defense official said it is unclear which U.S. government officials have the authority to make a deal with the group holding the soldier hostage. Critics of release efforts blame disorganization and poor communication among numerous U.S. agencies trying to free Bergdahl.
A defense official said about two dozen members of the State and Defense departments, the Military, the CIA and FBI are working on the case. The White House and Defense department are defending their work to get Bergdahl back home again.
Bergdahl is believed to be the only American soldier held captive in Afghanistan.