Caitlan Coleman and Family Released by Taliban in Pakistan

Caitlan Coleman and Family Released by Taliban in Pakistan

An American woman, her Canadian husband and their three young children have been released after years held captive by a network with ties to the Taliban.

Security agencies of the United States (US) had informed Pakistan yesterdat through intelligence link that the hostages were transferred from Afghanistan to Pakistan across the border.

Caitlan Coleman, who is originally from Pennsylvania, and Joshua Boyle were kidnapped by the militants while hiking in Afghanistan in late 2012.

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They are known to have had children while in captivity.

According to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the hostages included a Canadian, his American wife, and their three children which were recovered "through an intelligence-based operation by Pakistani troops". "The world is starting to respect us again, believe me", Trump said appearing to reference Pakistan and that country's role in bringing about the the recovery of the four hostages. In December the commander of USA forces in Afghanistan, Gen. John Nicholson, said the Haqqani Network held a total of five American hostages. They want money, power and friends.

The U.S. has long criticized Pakistan for failing to aggressively go after the Haqqanis, who have been behind many attacks against U.S. and allied forces in Afghanistan. The group released two videos of the hostages. This is a country that respects us now.

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