This still file image from a video released by the Taliban on May 8, 2011, purports to show Canadian Colin Rutherford in captivity. (Taliban video/The Canadian Press via AP)
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A Canadian man has been freed from captivity in Afghanistan after being taken hostage by the Taliban five years ago, Canada's foreign minister said Monday.A U.S. special forces officer tasked with trying to negotiate the release of American soldier Bowe Bergdahl told a U.S. Senate hearing in June 2015 that the U.S. State Department had rejected a plan that might have also seen Rutherford and others also freed.During his efforts, Lieutenant Colonel Jason Amerine said he obtained information about Rutherford as well as U.S. national Warren Weinstein and others in captivity.
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