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FOX News
Caitlan Coleman says childhood memories of Pennsylvania helped her survive captivityfive years by a Taliban-linked network and forced to raise three children while
FOX News / Posted 56 minutes ago
five years by a Taliban-linked network and forced to raise three children while in captivity were initially targeted for ransom because of the impending birth of their first child, the Canadian man at the heart of the case speculated Saturday.... Read more
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FOX News
Caitlan Coleman says childhood memories of Pennsylvania helped her survive captivityfive years by a Taliban-linked network and forced to raise three children while
FOX News / Posted 56 minutes ago
five years by a Taliban-linked network and forced to raise three children while in captivity were initially targeted for ransom because of the impending birth of their first child, the Canadian man at the heart of the case speculated Saturday.... Read more
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FOX News
Behind the dramatic rescue of American-Canadian couple from Haqqani captivitycaptivity. According to multiple U.S. sources with close connections to the op
FOX News / Posted 5 days ago
captivity. According to multiple U.S. sources with close connections to the operation, no prisoners were exchanged and ransom money was not paid. The Canadian government also asserted that their longstanding policy of not fulfilling ransom... Read more
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FOX News
Behind the dramatic rescue of American-Canadian couple from Haqqani captivitycaptivity. According to multiple U.S. sources with close connections to the op
FOX News / Posted 5 days ago
captivity. According to multiple U.S. sources with close connections to the operation, no prisoners were exchanged and ransom money was not paid. The Canadian government also asserted that their longstanding policy of not fulfilling ransom... Read more
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Daily Mail
Freed Taliban hostage says children are 'improving'telling either of their families when she was five-months pregnant in 2012 (Pic
Daily Mail / Posted 6 days ago
telling either of their families when she was five-months pregnant in 2012 (Pictured, from left to right: Patrick Boyle, Linda Boyle, Lyn Coleman and Jim Coleman hold photo of their kidnapped children in June 2014) Washington considers the... Read more
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Times Leader
A look at the family rescued from Taliban-linked captorstold ABC News he was tipped off Wednesday that good news would be coming about
Times Leader / Posted 7 days ago
told ABC News he was tipped off Wednesday that good news would be coming about his daughter and she was in safe hands. No ransom was paid, according to a Canadian official. The family was flown by helicopter to the U.S. embassy in Islamabad,... Read more
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Daily Mail
Freed child who was born in Taliban captivity explores Canadian hometelling either of their families when she was five-months pregnant in 2012 (Pic
Daily Mail / Posted 7 days ago
telling either of their families when she was five-months pregnant in 2012 (Pictured, from left to right: Patrick Boyle, Linda Boyle, Lyn Coleman and Jim Coleman hold photo of their kidnapped children in June 2014) Boyle told his parents... Read more
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Daily Mail
Canadian hostage recounts firefight that led to family's rescueStates The family refused to travel to the US and took a plane from Pakistant
Daily Mail / Posted 7 days ago
States The family refused to travel to the US and took a plane from Pakistant to London and from there to Canada (Mothers Linda Boyle, left and Lyn Coleman hold photo of their married children) Earlier, on a flight from London, Coleman, who is... Read more
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Daily Mail
Taliban hostages return to Canada after Pakistan captivitynever been seen and her existence only became known on Thursday when Boyle phon
Daily Mail / Posted 9 days ago
never been seen and her existence only became known on Thursday when Boyle phoned his parents to confirm he was safe. No ransom had ever been requested by their captors. Instead, the terrorists wanted US and Canadian officials to secure the... Read more
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BC Local News
Canadian-American family held captive by Taliban-linked group releasedfreedom. Boyle’s parents had said the clip marked the first time they had seen
BC Local News / Posted 9 days ago
freedom. Boyle’s parents had said the clip marked the first time they had seen their two grandchildren. Patrick and Linda Boyle had said it was heartbreaking to watch their grandsons observing their surroundings while listening to their... Read more
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Daily Mail
Canadian parents of freed Taliban hostage say he wants to come homewife and three children born in captivity have made assurances he is eager to r
Daily Mail / Posted 9 days ago
wife and three children born in captivity have made assurances he is eager to return to assist investigators. Patrick and Linda Boyle spoke out on Thursday from their home in Canada, saying that their son was eager to assist investigators in the... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Why did a terrorist group hold this family hostage for 5 years?captured? Unlike the Islamic State group, the Haqqani network does not typical
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 9 days ago
captured? Unlike the Islamic State group, the Haqqani network does not typically execute Western hostages, preferring to ransom them for cash. The Haqqani network had previously demanded the release of Anas Haqqani, a son of the founder of the... Read more
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Perth Now
Kidnapped family rescued from boot of carwho wasn’t authorised to discuss the case publicly and spoke on condition of an
Perth Now / Posted 9 days ago
who wasn’t authorised to discuss the case publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.media_cameraPatrick Boyle, (l-r) Linda Boyle, Lyn Coleman and Jim Coleman hold a photo of their kidnapped children, Joshua Boyle and Caitlan Coleman, who were... Read more
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Herald Sun
Kidnapped family rescued from boot of carwho wasn’t authorised to discuss the case publicly and spoke on condition of an
Herald Sun / Posted 9 days ago
who wasn’t authorised to discuss the case publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.media_cameraPatrick Boyle, (l-r) Linda Boyle, Lyn Coleman and Jim Coleman hold a photo of their kidnapped children, Joshua Boyle and Caitlan Coleman, who were... Read more
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Adelaide Now
Freed after five years of hostage hellwho wasn’t authorised to discuss the case publicly and spoke on condition of an
Adelaide Now / Posted 9 days ago
who wasn’t authorised to discuss the case publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.media_cameraPatrick Boyle, (l-r) Linda Boyle, Lyn Coleman and Jim Coleman hold a photo of their kidnapped children, Joshua Boyle and Caitlan Coleman, who were... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Freed after five years of hostage hellwho wasn’t authorised to discuss the case publicly and spoke on condition of an
The Courier Mail / Posted 9 days ago
who wasn’t authorised to discuss the case publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.media_cameraPatrick Boyle, (l-r) Linda Boyle, Lyn Coleman and Jim Coleman hold a photo of their kidnapped children, Joshua Boyle and Caitlan Coleman, who were... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Freed after five years of hostage hellwho wasn’t authorised to discuss the case publicly and spoke on condition of an
Daily Telegraph / Posted 9 days ago
who wasn’t authorised to discuss the case publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.media_cameraPatrick Boyle, (l-r) Linda Boyle, Lyn Coleman and Jim Coleman hold a photo of their kidnapped children, Joshua Boyle and Caitlan Coleman, who were... Read more
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Geelong Advertiser
Freed after five years of hostage hellwho wasn’t authorised to discuss the case publicly and spoke on condition of an
Geelong Advertiser / Posted 9 days ago
who wasn’t authorised to discuss the case publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.media_cameraPatrick Boyle, (l-r) Linda Boyle, Lyn Coleman and Jim Coleman hold a photo of their kidnapped children, Joshua Boyle and Caitlan Coleman, who were... Read more
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News.com.au
Freed after five years of hostage hellofficial, who wasn’t authorised to discuss the case publicly and spoke on condi
News.com.au / Posted 9 days ago
official, who wasn’t authorised to discuss the case publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. Patrick Boyle, (l-r) Linda Boyle, Lyn Coleman and Jim Coleman hold a photo of their kidnapped children, Joshua Boyle and Caitlan Coleman, who were... Read more
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CBS News
Man describes family's harrowing rescue from Taliban-linked grouphis voice. It was amazing. He told us how much his children were looking forwar
CBS News / Posted 9 days ago
his voice. It was amazing. He told us how much his children were looking forward meeting their grandparents," his mother, Linda Boyle, said. Coleman's parents, Jim and Lyn Coleman, meanwhile, posted a statement on the door of their Pennsylvania... Read more
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FOX 6 Milwaukee
“They are free:” American woman, Canadian husband, 3 children held by Taliban releasedissued a plea to top Taliban commanders to be “kind and merciful” and let the c
FOX 6 Milwaukee / Posted 9 days ago
issued a plea to top Taliban commanders to be “kind and merciful” and let the couple go. Boyle’s parents, Patrick and Linda Boyle, said last year that a Taliban-released video had given them their first glimpse of their grandchildren. “It is... Read more
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10d
The Columbian
Family held captive by Taliban-linked group releasedissued a plea to top Taliban commanders to be “kind and merciful” and let the c
The Columbian / Posted 10 days ago
issued a plea to top Taliban commanders to be “kind and merciful” and let the couple go. Boyle’s parents, Patrick and Linda Boyle, said last year that a Taliban-released video had given them their first glimpse of their grandchildren. “It is... Read more
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CBS Dallas - Fort Worth
Family Held Captive By Taliban-Linked Group Releasedissued a plea to top Taliban commanders to be “kind and merciful” and let the c
CBS Dallas - Fort Worth / Posted 10 days ago
issued a plea to top Taliban commanders to be “kind and merciful” and let the couple go. Boyle’s parents, Patrick and Linda Boyle, said last year that a Taliban-released video had given them their first glimpse of their grandchildren. “It is... Read more
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Boston Herald
Family held captive by Taliban-linked group releasedissued a plea to top Taliban commanders to be "kind and merciful" and let the c
Boston Herald / Posted 10 days ago
issued a plea to top Taliban commanders to be "kind and merciful" and let the couple go. Boyle's parents, Patrick and Linda Boyle, said last year that a Taliban-released video had given them their first glimpse of their grandchildren. "It is... Read more
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The Ladysmith Chronicle
Canadian-American family held captive by Taliban-linked group releasedfreedom. Boyle’s parents had said the clip marked the first time they had seen
The Ladysmith Chronicle / Posted 10 days ago
freedom. Boyle’s parents had said the clip marked the first time they had seen their two grandchildren. Patrick and Linda Boyle had said it was heartbreaking to watch their grandsons observing their surroundings while listening to their... Read more
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Rossland News
Canadian-American family held captive by Taliban-linked group releasedfreedom. Boyle’s parents had said the clip marked the first time they had seen
Rossland News / Posted 10 days ago
freedom. Boyle’s parents had said the clip marked the first time they had seen their two grandchildren. Patrick and Linda Boyle had said it was heartbreaking to watch their grandsons observing their surroundings while listening to their... Read more
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Maple Ridge News
Canadian-American family held captive by Taliban-linked group releasedfreedom. Boyle’s parents had said the clip marked the first time they had seen
Maple Ridge News / Posted 10 days ago
freedom. Boyle’s parents had said the clip marked the first time they had seen their two grandchildren. Patrick and Linda Boyle had said it was heartbreaking to watch their grandsons observing their surroundings while listening to their... Read more
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Similkameen Spotlight
Canadian-American family held captive by Taliban-linked group releasedfreedom. Boyle’s parents had said the clip marked the first time they had seen
Similkameen Spotlight / Posted 10 days ago
freedom. Boyle’s parents had said the clip marked the first time they had seen their two grandchildren. Patrick and Linda Boyle had said it was heartbreaking to watch their grandsons observing their surroundings while listening to their... Read more
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Vernon Morning Star
Canadian-American family held captive by Taliban-linked group releasedfreedom. Boyle’s parents had said the clip marked the first time they had seen
Vernon Morning Star / Posted 10 days ago
freedom. Boyle’s parents had said the clip marked the first time they had seen their two grandchildren. Patrick and Linda Boyle had said it was heartbreaking to watch their grandsons observing their surroundings while listening to their... Read more
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Smithers Interior News
Canadian-American family held captive by Taliban-linked group releasedfreedom. Boyle’s parents had said the clip marked the first time they had seen
Smithers Interior News / Posted 10 days ago
freedom. Boyle’s parents had said the clip marked the first time they had seen their two grandchildren. Patrick and Linda Boyle had said it was heartbreaking to watch their grandsons observing their surroundings while listening to their... Read more
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Parksville Qualicum Beach News
Canadian-American family held captive by Taliban-linked group releasedfreedom. Boyle’s parents had said the clip marked the first time they had seen
Parksville Qualicum Beach News / Posted 10 days ago
freedom. Boyle’s parents had said the clip marked the first time they had seen their two grandchildren. Patrick and Linda Boyle had said it was heartbreaking to watch their grandsons observing their surroundings while listening to their... Read more
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Alberni Valley News
Canadian-American family held captive by Taliban-linked group releasedfreedom. Boyle’s parents had said the clip marked the first time they had seen
Alberni Valley News / Posted 10 days ago
freedom. Boyle’s parents had said the clip marked the first time they had seen their two grandchildren. Patrick and Linda Boyle had said it was heartbreaking to watch their grandsons observing their surroundings while listening to their... Read more
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Agassiz-Harrison Observer
Canadian-American family held captive by Taliban-linked group releasedfreedom. Boyle’s parents had said the clip marked the first time they had seen
Agassiz-Harrison Observer / Posted 10 days ago
freedom. Boyle’s parents had said the clip marked the first time they had seen their two grandchildren. Patrick and Linda Boyle had said it was heartbreaking to watch their grandsons observing their surroundings while listening to their... Read more
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Abbotsford News
Canadian-American family held captive by Taliban-linked group releasedfreedom. Boyle’s parents had said the clip marked the first time they had seen
Abbotsford News / Posted 10 days ago
freedom. Boyle’s parents had said the clip marked the first time they had seen their two grandchildren. Patrick and Linda Boyle had said it was heartbreaking to watch their grandsons observing their surroundings while listening to their... Read more
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The North Island Gazette
Canadian-American family held captive by Taliban-linked group releasedfreedom. Boyle’s parents had said the clip marked the first time they had seen
The North Island Gazette / Posted 10 days ago
freedom. Boyle’s parents had said the clip marked the first time they had seen their two grandchildren. Patrick and Linda Boyle had said it was heartbreaking to watch their grandsons observing their surroundings while listening to their... Read more
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100 Mile House Free Press
Canadian-American family held captive by Taliban-linked group releasedfreedom. Boyle’s parents had said the clip marked the first time they had seen
100 Mile House Free Press / Posted 10 days ago
freedom. Boyle’s parents had said the clip marked the first time they had seen their two grandchildren. Patrick and Linda Boyle had said it was heartbreaking to watch their grandsons observing their surroundings while listening to their... Read more
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Comox Valley Record
Canadian-American family held captive by Taliban-linked group releasedfreedom. Boyle’s parents had said the clip marked the first time they had seen
Comox Valley Record / Posted 10 days ago
freedom. Boyle’s parents had said the clip marked the first time they had seen their two grandchildren. Patrick and Linda Boyle had said it was heartbreaking to watch their grandsons observing their surroundings while listening to their... Read more
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Campbell River Mirror
Canadian-American family held captive by Taliban-linked group releasedfreedom. Boyle’s parents had said the clip marked the first time they had seen
Campbell River Mirror / Posted 10 days ago
freedom. Boyle’s parents had said the clip marked the first time they had seen their two grandchildren. Patrick and Linda Boyle had said it was heartbreaking to watch their grandsons observing their surroundings while listening to their... Read more
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Cloverdale Reporter
Canadian-American family held captive by Taliban-linked group releasedfreedom. Boyle’s parents had said the clip marked the first time they had seen
Cloverdale Reporter / Posted 10 days ago
freedom. Boyle’s parents had said the clip marked the first time they had seen their two grandchildren. Patrick and Linda Boyle had said it was heartbreaking to watch their grandsons observing their surroundings while listening to their... Read more
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Castlegar News
Canadian-American family held captive by Taliban-linked group releasedfreedom. Boyle’s parents had said the clip marked the first time they had seen
Castlegar News / Posted 10 days ago
freedom. Boyle’s parents had said the clip marked the first time they had seen their two grandchildren. Patrick and Linda Boyle had said it was heartbreaking to watch their grandsons observing their surroundings while listening to their... Read more
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Arrow Lakes News
Canadian-American family held captive by Taliban-linked group releasedfreedom. Boyle’s parents had said the clip marked the first time they had seen
Arrow Lakes News / Posted 10 days ago
freedom. Boyle’s parents had said the clip marked the first time they had seen their two grandchildren. Patrick and Linda Boyle had said it was heartbreaking to watch their grandsons observing their surroundings while listening to their... Read more
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Kitimat Sentinel
Canadian-American family held captive by Taliban-linked group releasedfreedom. Boyle’s parents had said the clip marked the first time they had seen
Kitimat Sentinel / Posted 10 days ago
freedom. Boyle’s parents had said the clip marked the first time they had seen their two grandchildren. Patrick and Linda Boyle had said it was heartbreaking to watch their grandsons observing their surroundings while listening to their... Read more
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The Chilliwack Progress
Canadian-American family held captive by Taliban-linked group releasedfreedom. Boyle’s parents had said the clip marked the first time they had seen
The Chilliwack Progress / Posted 10 days ago
freedom. Boyle’s parents had said the clip marked the first time they had seen their two grandchildren. Patrick and Linda Boyle had said it was heartbreaking to watch their grandsons observing their surroundings while listening to their... Read more
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Peace Arch News
Canadian-American family held captive by Taliban-linked group releasedfreedom. Boyle’s parents had said the clip marked the first time they had seen
Peace Arch News / Posted 10 days ago
freedom. Boyle’s parents had said the clip marked the first time they had seen their two grandchildren. Patrick and Linda Boyle had said it was heartbreaking to watch their grandsons observing their surroundings while listening to their... Read more
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Williams Lake Tribune
Canadian-American family held captive by Taliban-linked group releasedfreedom. Boyle’s parents had said the clip marked the first time they had seen
Williams Lake Tribune / Posted 10 days ago
freedom. Boyle’s parents had said the clip marked the first time they had seen their two grandchildren. Patrick and Linda Boyle had said it was heartbreaking to watch their grandsons observing their surroundings while listening to their... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Canadian man, family held hostage in Afghanistan are releasedfreedom. Boyle’s parents had said the clip marked the first time they had seen
Calgary Sun / Posted 10 days ago
freedom. Boyle’s parents had said the clip marked the first time they had seen their two grandchildren. Patrick and Linda Boyle had said it was heartbreaking to watch their grandsons observing their surroundings while listening to their... Read more
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Houston Today
Canadian-American family held captive by Taliban-linked group releasedfreedom. Boyle’s parents had said the clip marked the first time they had seen
Houston Today / Posted 10 days ago
freedom. Boyle’s parents had said the clip marked the first time they had seen their two grandchildren. Patrick and Linda Boyle had said it was heartbreaking to watch their grandsons observing their surroundings while listening to their... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Canadian-American family held captive by Taliban-linked group releasedfreedom. Boyle’s parents had said the clip marked the first time they had seen
Oak Bay News / Posted 10 days ago
freedom. Boyle’s parents had said the clip marked the first time they had seen their two grandchildren. Patrick and Linda Boyle had said it was heartbreaking to watch their grandsons observing their surroundings while listening to their... Read more
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Sicamous Eagle Valley News
Canadian-American family held captive by Taliban-linked group releasedfreedom. Boyle’s parents had said the clip marked the first time they had seen
Sicamous Eagle Valley News / Posted 10 days ago
freedom. Boyle’s parents had said the clip marked the first time they had seen their two grandchildren. Patrick and Linda Boyle had said it was heartbreaking to watch their grandsons observing their surroundings while listening to their... Read more
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Penticton Western News
Canadian-American family held captive by Taliban-linked group releasedfreedom. Boyle’s parents had said the clip marked the first time they had seen
Penticton Western News / Posted 10 days ago
freedom. Boyle’s parents had said the clip marked the first time they had seen their two grandchildren. Patrick and Linda Boyle had said it was heartbreaking to watch their grandsons observing their surroundings while listening to their... Read more
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