Taliban Release Caitlan Coleman and Josh Boyle

Good news.

ISLAMABAD (AP) 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.

U.S. officials say Pakistan secured the release of Caitlan Coleman and her husband, Canadian Joshua Boyle. The two were abducted five years ago while traveling in Afghanistan and have been held by the Haqqani network.

Coleman was pregnant when she was captured. The couple had three children while in captivity.

The family's current location, however, was unclear. And officials declined to say when the family planned to return to North America.

The U.S. has criticized Pakistan for failing to aggressively go after the Haqqanis.

A U.S. national security official, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss an ongoing operation, commended Pakistan for their assistance.

Pakistan always held the cards on this. We're thankful for their release, for the criminal kidnapping and abuse by the Taliban, not so much.

Posted by: Howie at 07:37 AM


1 Who while pregnant visits and hikes across a Muslim country in a war?
1. Idiots.
2. Liberals.
3. Citizens of the World.
4. People who are now fully cognizant in the ways of Islam.

Posted by: obsidian at October 12, 2017 10:21 AM

2 Oh, just so everyone knows, the man (Joshua Boyle), his first wife's brother was held in Gitmo......So...Yeah....Also, I don't wish for anyone's harm, but when you do stupid things like "backpacking" in Afghanistan, you kind of deserve what ever happens to you.

Posted by: Sua Sponte at October 12, 2017 06:17 PM

3 Married to terrorist connections, traveling in the Afgan outback, a 'prisoner' that gets to raise a family and have more kids, yeah this guy passes the smell test.
Like a 12 day old fish.

Posted by: JohnS at October 12, 2017 06:33 PM

4 Got tired feeding and hauling them around every where.
Taliban Welfare Queens.

Posted by: Kafiroon at October 13, 2017 01:37 PM

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