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Missing Couple in Afghanistan Pleads for Help

In an attempt to take advantage of publicity that has surrounded the release of Bowe Bergdahl an Army Sergeant in the United States, the family of an American woman and her Canadian husband whom went missing in 2012 in Afghanistan, has shared a pair of videos it was sent of the couple.

In the videos, which the AP released earlier this week, Caitlan Coleman and Josh Boyle ask their individual government to help them as well as their children become free from those that have captured them.

In the footage, Coleman has glasses and a black headscarf, while Josh has a beard, but there is not any sign of their child.

The videos requested that the governments of the U.S. and Canada do what was necessary to bring the family to freedom and safety.

The videos were reportedly emailed last July and September to Coleman’s father by a man from Afghanistan who claimed to have a tie with the Afghan Taliban.

Officials in law enforcement in the U.S. believed the videos to be authentic but say it was not clear where or when the two were recorded. No ransom demands have been received to date.

Both families of the two said they were disappointed that the deal securing the release of Bergdahl did not also include the couple. The two disappeared while Coleman was pregnant when they were traveling in a mountainous area close to Kabul the capital of Afghanistan.

Bergdahl has been free since last Saturday after a deal was made to exchange him for five prisoners who are Taliban that were held at the Guantanamo Bay military base in Cuba. The five were released to the government of Qatar.

The swap of prisoners stirred great controversy in the U.S. with some former members of the military unit that Bergdahl was a member of contending he deserted the base when captured back in June of 2009.

Congress has also complained about the swap, saying the White House did not provide the amount of notice that is required for the release of the prisoners in Guantanamo.

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