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Rescued from the trunk of their captors’ car, Canadian-American family safe in Pakistan after 5 years held hostage

Toronto Star 188 sources

Canadian Joshua Boyle, his American wife Caitlan Coleman and their children have been rescued from the Taliban-linked Haqqani network. Boyle’s parents told the Star in an exclusive video that the plans are being made to bring the young…

Canadian-American family held captive by Taliban-linked group released

CTV News

A Canadian man, his American wife and their three young children have been released after being held captive for years by a network with ties to the Taliban, U.S. and Pakistani officials said Thursday.

American woman, family rescued from Taliban-linked group

CBS News

The family was abducted five years ago while traveling in Afghanistan and had been held by the Haqqani network in Pakistan

‘Horrible ordeal’ over for Canadian man, family rescued after years in captivity

The Globe and Mail

No prisoner exchange or ransom paid for the release of Canadian Joshua Boyle, his American wife Caitlan Coleman and their children, who were kidnapped in Afghanistan in 2012

Taliban-Linked Group Releases American Woman and Her Family

TIME / World

(WASHINGTON) — An American woman, her Canadian husband and their three young children have been released after years of being held captive by a group with ties to the Taliban and called a terrorist organization by the United States,…

Taliban releases American-Canadian family after five years

NY Daily News

A North American couple and their three children have been freed by the Taliban after five years in captivity.

Canadian man, family held hostage in Afghanistan are released

Toronto Sun

A Canadian man, his American wife and their three young children have been released after being held captive for years by a network with ties to the Taliban, U.S. and Pakistani officials said Thursday.

Family held captive by Taliban-linked group released

ABC27.com

ISLAMABAD (AP) – An American woman, her Canadian husband and their three young children have been released after years held captive by a net…

'We are greatly relieved,' Freeland says after release of Canadian man, family held in Afghanistan

CBC.ca

The Canadian and U.S. governments welcome the release of New Brunswick native Joshua Boyle, his U.S.-born wife and their young children after the family spent five years in captivity in Afghanistan.

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