12 Oct '17, 5pm

Pakistan announces release of couple held captive by Taliban since 2012

Caitlan Coleman and Joshua Boyle appeared with two of their children in a hostage video released by the Taliban in Dec. 2016. The Pakistani military announced today that an American woman, her husband and three children have been freed from “from terrorist custody through an intelligence based operation by Pakistan troops and intelligence agencies.” The couple, Caitlan Coleman and Joshua Boyle, had been held hostage by the Taliban since 2012. All three of their children were born in captivity. Coleman is an American citizen, while Boyle is a Canadian. The couple appeared in Taliban hostage videos after their abduction, including a clip released in Dec. 2016. At the time, they pleaded with their home governments to negotiate their release. While reading a prepared statement, Coleman said that her children had “seen their mother defiled.” She told President Obama that his “l...

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