Mark Frerichs, a contractor from Illinois, poses in Iraq in a photo obtained from Twitter. Frerichs was abducted in Afghanistan in January 2020. Photo: Twitter via AP Mark Frerichs, a contractor from Illinois, poses in Iraq in a photo obtained from Twitter. Frerichs was abducted in Afghanistan in January 2020. Photo: Twitter via AP
Mark Frerichs, a contractor from Illinois, poses in Iraq in a photo obtained from Twitter. Frerichs was abducted in Afghanistan in January 2020. Photo: Twitter via AP

Joe Biden faces calls to secure release of US contractor believed held in Afghanistan

  • US officials believe Mark Frerichs is in the custody of the Haqqani network, though the Taliban have not publicly acknowledged holding him
  • The Donald Trump administration, which had made the release of hostages a priority, ended without having brought home Frerichs

Topic |   War in Afghanistan
Mark Frerichs, a contractor from Illinois, poses in Iraq in a photo obtained from Twitter. Frerichs was abducted in Afghanistan in January 2020. Photo: Twitter via AP Mark Frerichs, a contractor from Illinois, poses in Iraq in a photo obtained from Twitter. Frerichs was abducted in Afghanistan in January 2020. Photo: Twitter via AP
Mark Frerichs, a contractor from Illinois, poses in Iraq in a photo obtained from Twitter. Frerichs was abducted in Afghanistan in January 2020. Photo: Twitter via AP
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