Taliban Affiliate Frees American Hostages Caitlin Coleman and Family in Afghanistan

12 October, 2017, 16:09 | Author: Wade Massey
  • Pak Army recovers five Western hostages

Coleman, 31, was pregnant at the time of abduction.

Pakistan Army recovered five hostage foreigners from remote area on Thursday, according to inputs from Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

Coleman and her husband had been held for five years and one day, according to the USA official.

Ms Coleman had told her family she gave birth to two children in captivity.

Their families did not know they had crossed into Afghanistan.

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It was not clear when the video was shot, but it was released after rumours swirled in Kabul that the government was planning to execute Anas Haqqani, son of the Taliban-allied Haqqani network's founder, who has been held since 2014.

"We ask that you are merciful to their people and God willing they will release us", she said in the video, addressing Trump in December.

"I pray to hear from you again, to hear how everybody is doing", the letter said. "Please grant them an opportunity to continue their lives with us, and bring peace to their families". The two were abducted five years ago while traveling in Afghanistan and have been held by the Haqqani network.

"We can no longer be silent about Pakistan's safe havens for terrorist organizations, the Taliban, and other groups that pose a threat to the region and beyond", Trump said during his August speech announcing the new strategy.

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