Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Canadian man and family held captive for years in Afghanistan reportedly en route to London

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Flight expected to land at Heathrow this afternoon

CBC News
Posted: Oct 13, 2017 6:38 AM ET
Last Updated: Oct 13, 2017 6:41 AM ET

Freed after years of captivity in Afghanistan, Canadian Joshua Boyle and his family have left Pakistan and their flight is expected to land at London’s Heathrow Airport on Friday, according to the BBC.

They left Islamabad earlier in the day and are expected to arrive in London shortly after 3:30 p.m. local time. It is not known if they will remain in the U.K. or board a second flight.

Pakistani officials confirmed the family had left the country. 

Boyle and his American wife, Caitlan Coleman, were abducted five years ago while travelling in Afghanistan and were being held by the Haqqani network. Coleman was pregnant when they were captured. She gave birth to three children —  two boys and a girl — while in captivity.

Prior to the ordeal, they had been living in Perth-Andover, N.B.

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