The team working to free the New York Times reporter reached out to kidnappers and debated whether to go public.
As many as 50 died Saturday as the military prepares to officially launch an offensive in the Taliban stronghold.
As a Christian Science Monitor reporter, Mr. Rohde was captured by Bosnian Serb police while covering atrocities in Serbia.
Mistakes in the way airstrikes were carried out in Farah Province last month may have led to the deaths of 26 Afghans, according to a Pentagon investigation released Friday.
Religious charities with extremist ties or sympathies are winning favor among displaced people for their speedy aid work.
It hopes to attract adventurous visitors – but a surge in violence and development woes put that at risk.