Caitlan Coleman and Family Released by Taliban in Pakistan

Postado Outubro 12, 2017

An American woman, her Canadian husband and their three children were rescued Wednesday after years in "terrorist custody", according to multiple reports.

The announcement of the release comes a month after President Trump announced a new strategy to deal with Afghanistan and Pakistan, saying the Taliban and other militant groups would no longer find safe haven in Pakistan.

USA officials say Pakistan secured the release of Caitlan Coleman and her husband, Canadian Joshua Boyle.

A USA national security official, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss an ongoing operation, commended Pakistan for their assistance.

"The army statement added that the success underscored timely intelligence sharing and Pakistan's continued commitment towards fighting the menace "of terrorism" through cooperation between two forces against a common enemy".

The recovered hostages "are being repatriated to their country of origin", the ISPR said. In December the commander of United States forces in Afghanistan, Gen. John Nicholson, said the Haqqani Network held a total of five American hostages. Coleman was pregnant when they were kidnapped and is known to have had at least two children in captivity. They want money, power and friends.

The last known footage of the couple surfaced in December previous year when they appeared in video urging their governments to secure their release.