Secret US Hostage Held By Haqqani Network

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Secret US Hostage Held By Haqqani Network

An American hostage has reportedly been held by the Haqqani network for more than a year, according to an exclusive report by The Daily Beast. The Daily Beast is not publishing the name of the man or details about him at the request of his family and law enforcement officials due to concerns for his safety.

In response to the killings of four American citizens at the hands of Islamic State militants, the Obama administration has been attempting to streamline its hostage rescue efforts with the FBI’s creation of a Hostage Recovery Fusion Cell.

Caitlin Coleman and her child, whom she had while in captivity are the only other Americans suspected to be held along the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan where the Taliban-aligned Haqqani Network operates. Coleman was kidnapped along with her husband, Joshua Boyle, a Canadian citizen, while traveling in Afghanistan in 2012.

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