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Timeline of the capture and release of York County native and her family

FILE - In this June 4, 2014, file photo, mother's Linda Boyle, left and Lyn Coleman hold photo of their married children, Canadian citizen Joshua Boyle and American citizen Caitlan Coleman, who were kidnapped by the Taliban in late 2012, in Stewartstown, Pa. Pakistan's military says soldiers have recovered five Western hostages held by the Taliban for years. Pakistan's army did not name those held, only saying it worked with U.S. intelligence officials to track down the hostages and free them after discovering they had been brought into Pakistan. (AP Photo/Bill Gorman, File)

Caitlan Coleman and her husband, Canadian Joshua Boyle set off in the summer of 2012 for a journey that took them to Russia, the central Asian countries of Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, and then to Afghanistan.

Her parents, Jim and Lyn Coleman, last heard from their son-in-law on Oct. 8, 2012, from an internet cafe in what Josh described as an "unsafe" part of Afghanistan.

In 2013, the couple appeared in two videos asking the U.S. government to free them from the Taliban.

The Coleman's received a letter in November 2015 in which their daughter said she had given birth to a second child in captivity.

Another video is uploaded to YouTube in August of 2016, which Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told the AP that the video was not new and had in fact been recorded in 2015.

A new video appears in December of 2016 and Canada pleads for the release of the family.

A new video is posted in January of 2017.

On October 11, 2017 President Trump may have alluded to the release of the family during a speech in Harrisburg.

On Oct. 12, 2017 the family of five, three children were born during their capture, were released due to a joint effort between Pakistan and the United States.


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