Three Pakistani military officials, all speaking on condition of anonymity as they weren't allowed to speak to journalists, also confirmed the hostages' identities. The hostages were recovered "through an intelligence-based operation by Pakistani troops".
It is not clear how much Pakistan may have aided in the rescue efforts for Coleman and her family. Coleman was pregnant when they were kidnapped and is known to have had at least two children in captivity.
Security agencies of the United States (US) had informed Pakistan yesterdat through intelligence link that the hostages were transferred from Afghanistan to Pakistan across the border.
"US intelligence agencies had been tracking them and shared their shifting across to Pakistan on Oct 11, 2017, through the Kurram Agency border". It's unclear whether they knew she'd had a third.Читайте также: Google launches support for Movies Anywhere
The rescued hostages "are being repatriated to their country of origin", it added. The two were abducted five years ago while traveling in Afghanistan and have been held by the Haqqani network.
The Afghan government has captured several senior members of the Haqqani Network and USA officials believed the Taliban faction had hoped to exchange American hostages for their release.
Boyle, 34, and Coleman, 31, were kidnapped by the Taliban-linked Haqqani network in October 2012.
And while Trump labeled Pakistan "a valued partner" in the past, he also said the U.S. had "been paying Pakistan billions and billions of dollars at the same time they are housing the very terrorists that we are fighting".При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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