U.S. Family Rescued from Afghanistan After Years of Captivity

A Pakistani army soldier in the tribal area of Khyber.
FILE – In this June 15, 2016 file photo, a Pakistan army soldier stands guard in Pakistani tribal area of Khyber, near Torkham border post between Pakistan and Afghanistan. Pakistan says it has started building a fence along the Afghan border in areas where it says militants have launched cross-border attacks on security posts in recent weeks. (AP Photo/Muhammad Sajjad, File)

An American woman along with her husband and three children held captive in Afghanistan since October 2012 were recovered yesterday by Pakistani forces, officials said Thursday.

President Donald Trump said the U.S. government secured the release of the family by working together with Pakistan, a development that both sides could signal a warming of relations between the two countries.

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