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Taliban captures Canadian national in Ghazni in 2010, released 2016

Colin P said:
I will only begin to worry when he gets nominated to run as a Liberal

I won't, for the sole reason that it means that he won't be nominated as a Conservative.
Jarnhamar said:
What a dummy. I'm glad no CAF members lives were put in danger trying to rescue him.
That we know of ...

Meanwhile, the Taliban's take (also attached if you don't want to link to a Taliban web page):
Remarks by spokesman of Islamic Emirate regarding freeing of a Canadian national

A Canadian national, Colin Rutherford, who was detained by the Mujahideen of Islamic Emirate some 5 years earlier in the province of Ghazni was freed on Monday 11/01/2016 on grounds of humanitarian sympathy and sublime Islamic ethics with the intermediation by the Islamic country of Qatar and in accordance with the instructions of the leader of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.
A bit of follow-up:  looks like someone who helped out with this guy's return may be being recognized by Canada -- this from a GG news release:
Earlier today (13 Sept 2017), at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C., His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, invested Mr. Ronald J. Daniels as a Member of the Order of Canada. His Excellency also presented the Meritorious Service Medal (Military Division) to Major Jessica Harmon and Colonel Jeffery Stewart, members of the United States Army ...


Major Jessica Harmon, M.S.M. (United States Army)
Fort Campbell, Kentucky, U.S.A.
Meritorious Service Medal (Military Division)

Between December 2015 and January 2016, Major Harmon, then Captain, demonstrated great leadership and initiative as the re-integration specialist of a Canadian citizen held hostage in Afghanistan. She designed and implemented a psychological support package, which laid the groundwork for the recovery of this Canadian and of future hostages. Major Harmon’s professionalism and dedication greatly contributed to enhancing relations between Canada and the United States.