Pakistan rescues Canadian, American couple and their three children from "terrorist custody"

Pakistan rescues Canadian, American couple and their three children from

They were rescued during an operation in Kurram tribal district near the Afghan border, the army said.

Although the identities of the rescued hostages have not yet been revealed or confirmed by the army's media wing, they are believed to be Joshua Boyle and Caitlan Coleman, kidnapped in Afghanistan in 2012 while on a backpacking trip, and their three children - all of whom were born in captivity.

Two young children appear in the video with them, and Coleman has told her family that she gave birth to two children in captivity.

"Pak Army recovered five Western hostages including one Canadian, his United States national wife and their three children from terrorist custody", an army statement said.

The recovered hostages "are being repatriated to their country of origin", the ISPR said.


It is not clear how much Pakistan may have aided in the rescue efforts for Coleman and her family.

They last were seen in a hostage video taken in December 2016 begging their governments to save them.

The couple went missing in Afghanistan in 2012 and the Afghan Taliban later claimed responsibility for abducting them.

"We can no longer be silent about Pakistan's safe havens for terrorist organizations, the Taliban, and other groups that pose a threat to the region and beyond", Trump said during his August speech announcing the new strategy.

In September, three administration officials told CNN that US Special Operations Forces from SEAL Team 6 attempted to rescue the two teachers shortly after they were kidnapped but the captives were not at the location the US forces raided.

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