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Afghanistan / Hostages Release #1116925

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Oct 12, 2017
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper; State Department: Michelle Kosinski) The circumstances of the rescue by Pakistani forces of American-Canadian family of Caitlan Coleman†† & Josh Boyle & their three children held hostage by the Haqqani/Taliban in Afghanistan for five years with Boyle's opposition to being flown back to the US discussed; details given about them being in Pakistan until it is determined where/when they will go. [Father Patrick BOYLE - describes what happened with the firefight between the Pakistani army & the captors with all five Boyles safe.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with "New Yorker"'s David Rohde†, who was once kidnapped by Taliban, & CNN's Peter Bergen about the Boyle family. [BERGEN - offers views on the Pakistani raid based on US intelligence with different accounts of what happened in the rescue operation.] [ROHDE - offers views on how it was decided to have Pakistanis carry out the raid after some intelligence, how the Boyles had three children born in captivity; comments on hostages still being held in various countries.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Kosinski, Michelle

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