FOR the next seven months and 10 days, Atiqullah and his men kept the three of us hostage. We were held in Afghanistan for a week, then spirited to the tribal areas of Pakistan, where Osama bin Laden is thought to be hiding.
Atiqullah worked with Sirajuddin Haqqani, the leader of one of the most hard-line factions of the Taliban. The Haqqanis and their allies would hold us in territory they control in North and South Waziristan. (The New York Times)
Sul New York Times, la prima puntata del racconto del giornalista del Times catturato dai talebani, e tenuto in ostaggio per sette mesi e dieci giorni, insieme ai suoi due colleghi afghani, nel 2008, nel sud del paese.