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Thu Oct 12, 2017, 08:42 AM

Canadian-American family, kidnapped in 2012 in Afghanistan, recovered in army-ISI operation

Source: Dawn

The Pakistan Army said on Thursday that it had recovered a family of foreign hostages held by a terrorist outfit "safe and sound" after it received and acted on intelligence shared by the United States (US).

An Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement today said the hostages included a Canadian, his American wife and their three children. The hostages were recovered "through an intelligence-based operation by Pakistani troops and intelligence agencies."
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"US intelligence agencies had been tracking them and shared their shifting across to Pakistan on October 11, 2017, through the Kurram Agency border," ISPR said.
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Although the identities of the recovered 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.

Read more: https://www.dawn.com/news/1363363

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muriel_volestrangler Oct 12 OP
Not Ruth Oct 12 #1
applegrove Oct 12 #3
7962 Oct 12 #2
tblue37 Oct 13 #5
Yupster Oct 13 #4

Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 08:45 AM

1. This will help the Afghan backpacking industry

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Response to Not Ruth (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 04:13 PM

3. I know cray cray to be going on vacation there.

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(later) it turns out the husband was married into the family of Omar Kadr at one point, a notorious jihadi family in Canada. Friends of bin Laden.

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Thu Oct 12, 2017, 08:57 AM

2. Wow, I cannot imagine 5 years as a family in captivity.

I hope the three children are not a result of those bastards raping Mrs Coleman.

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Fri Oct 13, 2017, 02:47 AM

5. The kids are very blond and European looking. She was already pregnant with the

oldest one when they were kidnapped.

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Fri Oct 13, 2017, 01:47 AM

4. There's a great book out called "The Exile"

by Cathy Scott-Clark.

It tells the story of the time after 9-11 from Al-Quaida's point of few.

She has amazing information of where the AQ guys were hiding and especially from the point of views of their ives and kids.

It's an amazing read.

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