American Caitlan Coleman and her husband, Canadian Joshua Boyle, and their three children have been rescued by Pakistani security forces, five years after they were abducted by the Haqqani network.

Coleman and Boyle were abducted in 2012, while on an ‘adventure trip‘ through Afghanistan. Coleman was pregnant at the time of their abduction and has since given birth to three children.

In a video released last August, Coleman and Boyle explain that their captors are concerned about being killed by Afghan and American forces, and are seeking to leverage the lives of their hostages in order to secure their own safety.


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