JUST IN: American Freed After 5 Years As Taliban Hostage

  • 10/12/2017
  • Source: Fox News
  • by: Fox News Staff
JUST IN: American Freed After 5 Years As Taliban Hostage
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An American woman, her Canadian husband and their three young children -- who had been held captive since 2012 by the Taliban-affiliated Haqqani network -- were freed after an operation involving Pakistani forces, officials announced Thursday.

Caitlan Coleman, 32, was seven months pregnant when she and her husband, Josh Boyle, were abducted.

The operation that set Coleman, Boyle and their children free was undertaken by Pakistani forces based on actionable intelligence provided by U.S. authorities, according to a statement by the Pakistan's armed forces. U.S. intelligence agencies had been tracking the hostages and shared the location with Pakistani counterparts when the hostages shifted into Pakistani territory Wednesday.

"Today they are free. This is a positive moment for our country's relationship with Pakistan," President Donald Trump said in a statement Thursday. "The Pakistani government's cooperation is a sign that it is honoring America's wishes for it to do more to provide security in the region."
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