A North American couple and their 3 children have been liberated by the Taliban after 5 years in captivity, officials pronounced Thursday, but reportedly declined to get on a U.S. military moody home.
Pakistan’s military handed over Caitlan Coleman, a 31-year-old American citizen, and her Canadian husband, Joshua Boyle, 34, to U.S. officials late Wednesday.
Boyle didn’t wish U.S. transportation, however, so the family declined to get on the C-130 craft American officials arranged, NBC News reported. The remained in control at the U.S. Embassy in Pakistan.
Whether their recover was partial of a restrained barter or other understanding wasn’t immediately clear.
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The couple was hiking in Afghanistan 5 years ago when they were captured, held by the Haqqani network.
That was the same organisation that once incarcerated Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was expelled back into U.S. control in May 2014 and pleaded guilty last week to desertion.
President Trump, in a matter Thursday, praised Pakistan for facilitating the family’s release.
“This is a certain moment for the country’s attribute with Pakistan,” the commander-in-chief said. “The Pakistani government’s team-work is a sign that it is honoring America’s wishes for it to do some-more to yield confidence in the region.”
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Coleman was profound at the time. She would go on to have the baby — and two some-more children — while in Taliban custody.
When the couple will return stateside is unclear, a U.S. central told the Associated Press.
Just days earlier, Boyle’s family supposing a video of the couple filmed in Jan to ABC News and the Toronto Star.
The couple was seen confused in dim clothes, replying to letters Boyle’s relatives had sent to him.
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Coleman is seen cradling a baby while wearing a black headscarf and robes. She tells her family “that if we all come out of this safely, and alive, then it would be a miracle.”
She also told her father she’s “become some-more of a Belle than an Ariel,” referring to the Disney princesses from “Beauty and the Beast” and “The Little Mermaid,” respectively.
Her father, Jim Coleman, told ABC News that meant she’d turn reduction rebel and some-more endangered about her family.
“She is revelation me, ‘Dad, we wish had listened to you some-more and not been Ariel and some-more a Belle,’” he told the network. “It’s a lot of piety and self-analysis of because she is in this situation.”
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A warrant adjudicator told ABC News the family would’ve been incited over earlier if not for an issue with the Taliban.
They were creatively ostensible to be expelled in Jan 2016 with Canadian Colin Rutherford, the central said. But the Taliban was angry about the secret charge and death judgment for Anas Haqqani, the hermit Sirajuddin Haqqani — the No. 2 Taliban personality in Afghanistan.
Afghan authorities secretly told Coleman and Boyle’s families Anas’ life was spared, but could recover him for domestic reasons, ABC News reported.
Another video of the couple, appearing with their 4- and 2-year-old sons, was expelled in Dec in which Coleman lambasted the U.S. and Canadian governments for not bartering a deal.
But the Obama administration was negotiating until its final days to recover Coleman, officials told ABC News.
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