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    Pakistan Frees Family Held Hostage By Taliban

    They’re coming home. Pakistan’s military says it has freed a North American family held captive by the Taliban for more than five years. An American woman, her Canadian husband and their three children were recovered reportedly as a result of an intelligence-sharing operation between Pakistani and American officials. Captured while touring Afghanistan in 2012, the couple had three children during their captivity, which the woman, 31-year-old Caitlan Coleman, described as a “Kafkaesque nightmare” in their latest video, released last December.

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