The New York Times presents the six-part series, “Held By the Taliban”, by David Rohde:
- Part One: “7 Months, 10 Days in Captivity” (Oct. 17, 2009)
- Part Two: “Inside the Islamic Emirate” (Oct. 18, 2009)
- Part Three: “‘You Have Atomic Bombs, but We Have Suicide Bombers’” (Oct. 19, 2009)
- Part Four: “A Drone Strike and Dwindling Hope” (Oct. 20, 2009)
- Part Five: “A Rope and a Prayer” (Oct. 21, 2009)
- Epilogue: “Epilogue (Oct. 22, 2009
David Rohde reports for The New York Times, and won a Pulitzer for his 1996 reporting on the Srebrenica massacre in Bosnia for The Christian Science Monitor. In November, 2008, Mr. Rohde and his team were taken hostage by the Taliban-allied Haqqani faction in Afghanistan. Once accused of being a spy for Bosnian Muslims, Mr. Rohde now tells the story of his captivity by Afghani Muslims who, naturally, considered him a spy.
On June 20, 2009, The New York Times published news of Mr. Rohde’s escape along with one of his abducted colleagues, Afghani reporter Tahir Ludin.