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The couple and their three children were released five years to the day after the adults were kidnapped.

Five years to the day after being taken hostage by the Taliban in Afghanistan, a Pennsylvania woman and her family are finally free.

Caitlan Coleman, her Canadian husband and their three young children — all of whom were born in captivity — were freed and then secured late Wednesday in an exchange between Pakistani military and U.S. commandos, ABC News reports.

Coleman, who is from Stewartstown in York County, was reported to be in the hands of a criminal-come-terrorist group Haqqani Network. No one ever asked the families to pay ransom, ABC reported.

Coleman and Boyle were captured by the Taliban in 2012 while on an adventure trip through Afghanistan, PennLive reported. Coleman was pregnant at the time.

“Today, our Commonwealth and our country gives thanks that Caitlan Coleman, Josh Boyle and their children have been released from captivity. This day is also special for Jim and Lyn Coleman who have spent the last five years devoted to the mission of bringing their loved ones home. They have been living any parent’s nightmare, and today they can begin to heal and recover,” U.S. Sen. Bob Casey said in a released statement.

A substantial amount of work has occurred over two administrations to secure the release of Caitlan, Josh, and their children. Both the Obama and Trump Administrations should be commended for their unwavering dedication to this mission. Our Nation owes an immeasurable debt of gratitude to the law enforcement officers, security professionals, military personnel and diplomats who made their safe recovery possible,” Casey said.

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