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The U.S. Army Sgt. captured by the Taliban and freed under controversial conditions will head to a military trial over what happened before he was captured in Afghanistan.

FOX News' Rachel Sutherland reports:

Bowe Bergdahl will face a general court martial on charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.

He's accused of willingly leaving his post in Afghanistan in 2009, before ending up in Taliban captivity for five years. Bergdahl was freed last year in a controversial prisoner swap that saw five members Taliban set free.

He could face life of confinement if convicted of misbehavior before the enemy. The desertion charge carries a lesser sentence of five years.

In Washington, Rachel Sutherland, FOX News.