US woman and family freed after 5 years in captivity in Afghanistan
An American woman and her family have been released after spending five years in captivity in Afghanistan by the Taliban-affiliated Haqqani network. Caitlan Coleman, 31, her Canadian husband, Josh Boyle, 34, and their three kids were freed after an operation involving Pakistani forces, officials announced Thursday. The military said. The pair was taken in October 2012 while backpacking in the Wardak Province of Afghanistan.