A chilling new video released showing an American woman and her family held hostage by a Taliban faction in Afghanistan since 2012.

FOX's Lucas Tomlinson has more from the Pentagon:

An American citizen and her Canadian husband seen clutching two young children both born in captivity, pleading with President Obama to secure their release before he leaves office, asking him not to become another Jimmy Carter.

American Caitlin Coleman speaking from a prepared script called her captivity a Kafka-esq nightmare. The top U.S. general in Afghanistan says the Haqqani network is holding five Americans prisoner right now.

Coleman and her husband were kidnapped by the Taliban faction four years ago while hiking in Afghanistan. She was seven months pregnant at the time...

At the Pentagon, Lucas Tomlinson, FOX News.

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