American Taliban

Man believed to be John Walker Lindh seen outside federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana
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KCBS Radio Morning News
May 23, 2019 - 6:58 am
SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS Radio) -- The man known as "the American Taliban" was released from a federal prison in Indiana on Friday morning. John Walker Lindh was the first US-born detainee in the war on terror and had served 17 years of a 20-year sentence.
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American Taliban fighter John Walker Lindh (L), with his head shaven, is driven from the Alexandria Detention Center to make his first appearance at the federal courthouse a few blocks away January 24, 2002.
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Doug Sovern
May 20, 2019 - 2:20 pm
The so-called "American Taliban," a young Marin County man who was captured in Afghanistan shortly after 9/11, will be set free from federal prison this Thursday. But it's unclear whether John Walker Lindh will return to the Bay Area upon his release in Indiana. Now 38 years old, Lindh has been in...
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