December 9th, 2010
12:33 PM ET

Kidnapped by the Taliban

Norwegian freelance journalist Paul Refsdal was kidnapped by the Taliban in November of 2009.

Editor's Note: CNN's "Taliban" documentary explores filmmaker Paul Refsdal's embed with the Taliban and reveals the Taliban at war and at rest, preparing weapons and coordinating ambushes, praying, playing, even at home with their families. It airs on CNN TV Saturday, December 11, 8 p.m. ET

In November 2009, Norwegian freelance journalist Paul Refsdal is riding in a pick-up truck on a dusty track of Afghan road. The Taliban have kidnapped him.

If the truck turns right, he knows he's being sold to another militant group. A left turn means his kidnappers have decided to let him go.

His journey started when Refsdal, who wanted to document the daily lives of the Taliban, accepted the invitation of a Taliban commander to film him and his fighters. Refsdal later accompanied another Taliban commander, Omar, to his hideout on a second embed.

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  1. Dan in Lafayette, IN

    I totally agree,Ayub. Thank you.

    December 11, 2010 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Travis

      Dan,if it's 4:30 in Tucson,Ariz. what tiime would it be in Dublin,Ireland?

      December 11, 2010 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      That would be about 12:30 Travis,give or take an hour.

      December 12, 2010 at 12:07 am | Report abuse |
    • Bledsoe

      Funny!

      December 12, 2010 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kerry

      Is it? Why am I not laughing???

      December 14, 2010 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bledsoe

      Indeed-Daniel-2!

      December 18, 2010 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Gary Johndro

    This ought to turn the NATO troops on. YABBA-DABBA-DOO!!!

    December 11, 2010 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bledsoe

      You bet it will!!!!!!!

      December 12, 2010 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bledsoe

      Daniel-2!!!!!!!!

      December 12, 2010 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      More high school graffitti from this bozo who calls himself Bledsoe. Like I said before,old habits die hard!

      December 14, 2010 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bledsoe

      Foolish-Daniel-2!

      December 18, 2010 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |