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AP Exclusive: : Videos show couple who disappeared in Afghanistan appealing to US for help

This undated handout photo provided by the Coleman family shows Caitlan Coleman and Joshua Boyle. The family of a then-pregnant American woman who went missing in Afghanistan in late 2012 with her Canadian husband received two videos last year in which the couple asked the U.S. government to help free them from their Taliban captors, The Associated Press has learned. The videos offer the first and only clue about what happened to Caitlan Coleman and Joshua Boyle after they lost touch with their family 20 months ago while traveling in a mountainous region near the capital, Kabul. U.S. law enforcement officials investigating the couple’s disappearance consider the videos authentic but caution that they hold limited investigative value, since it’s not clear when or where they were filmed. (AP Photo/Coleman Family)
June 04, 2014 - 10:11 AM

WASHINGTON - An American woman, then pregnant, went missing in Afghanistan in late 2012 with her Canadian husband. Then her family received videos last summer showing the couple in captivity. The videos now have been provided to The Associated Press.

On camera, Caitlan Coleman calls on the U.S. government to help free her, her baby and husband Joshua Boyle from Taliban captors.

The videos were emailed to Coleman's father last July and September by an Afghan man with self-proclaimed ties to the Taliban.

They offer the first clues about what happened to the couple since they lost touch with their families. U.S. officials consider the videos authentic.

The families are making the videos public now because of the publicity surrounding the rescue of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

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