Biden Calls for Release of US Hostage in Afghanistan
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is calling for the release of U.S. Navy veteran Mark Frerichs, who was taken hostage in Afghanistan nearly two years ago.
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Frerichs is a civil engineer and contractor from Lombard, Illinois.
He was kidnapped in January 2020 from the capital of Kabul.
He is believed to be in the custody of the Taliban-linked Haqqani network.
Biden says, “The Taliban must immediately release Mark before it can expect any consideration of its aspirations for legitimacy. This is not negotiable.”