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John Walker Lindh: American Taliban
John Philip Walker Lindh is a U.S. citizen who was captured as an enemy combatant during the United States' invasion of Afghanistan in November 2001. He was captured and detained at Qala-i-Jangi fortress, used as a prison. He took part in the Battle of Qala-i-Jangi, a violent uprising of the Taliban prisoners, during which the CIA officer Johnny "Mike" Spann was killed, together with all but 86 of the estimated 300–500 prisoners. Brought to trial in United States federal court in February 2002, Lindh accepted a plea bargain; he pleaded guilty to two charges and was sentenced to 20 years in prison. It was announced in April 2019 that he would be released on parole on May 23, 2019, for a three-year parole period.

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"American Taliban" released after 17 years behind bars

The man known as "The American Taliban" is a free man. John Walker Lindh left an Indiana prison early this morning after spending 17 years behind bars. Jeff Pegues reports.
CBS News - Published

Trump tried to stop 'American Taliban' Lindh's early release from U.S. prison

John Walker Lindh, the American captured in Afghanistan in 2001 fighting for the Taliban, was freed early from federal prison on Thursday after serving 17 years amid concerns he might still harbor..
Reuters - Published

'American Taliban' released from prison

John Walker Lindh, the California man who took up arms for the Taliban before 9/11, is out of prison after more than 17 years. (May 23)
USATODAY.com - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Trump says U.S. to keep close eye on 'American Taliban' Lindh after release

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that the United States would be closely watching John Walker Lindh, the American captured in Afghanistan in 2001 fighting for the Taliban, after his release..
Reuters - Published

Man Known as ‘American Taliban,’ John Walker Lindh, Is Freed From Prison

Mr. Lindh, who was captured in Afghanistan in 2001, was released on probation after serving 17 years of a 20-year sentence for providing support to the Taliban.
NYTimes.com - Published Also reported by •CBS News

John Walker Lindh, Known as the ‘American Taliban,’ Is Released From Federal Prison

Mr. Lindh, who was captured in Afghanistan in 2001, was freed on probation after serving 17 years of a 20-year sentence for providing support to the Taliban.
NYTimes.com - Published

"American Taliban" John Walker Lindh released from prison 3 years early

John Walker Lindh, known as the "American Taliban," has been released from prison three years early after serving 17 hears. CBS News correspondent David Begnaud reports on the case, and Bennett..
CBS News - Published Also reported by •Reuters

John Walker Lindh, American who became Taliban fighter, released from prison after 17 years

A California man dubbed the "American Taliban" following his capture on a battlefield in Afghanistan in 2001 was released from prison Thursday after serving 17 years, according to media reports.
USATODAY.com - Published

Early release of "American Taliban" slammed by daughter of slain CIA officer

John Walker Lindh was interrogated by CIA officer Johnny "Mike" Spann, who was killed shortly thereafter in a prison uprising
CBS News - Published

'American Taliban' Lindh released from U.S. prison -Washington Post

John Walker Lindh, the American captured in Afghanistan in 2001 fighting for the Taliban, was released early from federal prison on Thursday, the Washington Post reported, citing Lindh's lawyer.
Reuters - Published

Concerns growing over release of John Walker Lindh, also known as "American Taliban"

John Walker Lindh, often called the “American Taliban,” is set to walk free from federal prison at any moment. Lindh was captured with Taliban fighters in Afghanistan after the 9/11 attacks. The..
CBS News - Published

Pompeo slams release of "American Taliban" as unconscionable: Fox

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo criticized the pending release on Thursday of John Walker Lindh, the American captured in 2001 fighting for the Taliban, and said he believed the decision needed to..
Reuters - Published

John Walker Lindh, an American who joined the Taliban, to be freed from Indiana prison

John Walker Lindh, a Californian captured in the Middle East, has served 17 years of a 20-year sentence for supporting the Taliban regime.
USATODAY.com - Published

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