>> Details beginning to emerge Friday about a rescue mission in Pakistan. That freed a kidnapped US-Canadian couple and their children after five years in captivity. A foreign ministry spokesman saying they had help from the US.>> So we have taken action, based on the intelligence which was provided by the US side.
>> A Pakistani security official telling Reuters, US drones were in the area, suggesting the operation included sophisticated surveillance inside Pakistan. Another Pakistani official on Friday saying the family were freed following a car chase in the northwestern tribal region bordering Afghanistan. Pakistani troops shot out the tires of a vehicle carrying American Caitlin Coleman, her Canadian husband Joshua Boyle and their three children.
Coleman and Boyle were kidnapped in 2012 by the Taliban linked Haqqani network while backpacking in Afghanistan. The group is set to operate on both sides of the poorest of Afghanistan, Pakistan border. The rescue marking a positive note in somewhat fraught relations between Washington and Islamabad. Boyle's family in Canada telling the Toronto Star on Thursday they were thrilled by news of the release.
>> And today we'd really like to thank the American and Afghan governments, as well as our own Canadian team. Most importantly, this morning, we relayed to the High Commissioner of Pakistan here in Canada, our profound thanks for the courageous Pakistani soldiers, who risked their lives and got all five of ours out safely in a rescue.
>> A Pakistani airport official saying, the family flew out of the country on Friday, it's not immediately clear where they were headed.