U.S. Hostage Missing Since 2012 Freed In Syria: Al Jazeera
Kidnappers in Syria on Sunday freed a U.S. journalist missing since 2012 following Qatari efforts to win his release. The Qatari-owned television station named the journalist as Peter Theo Curtis, and said he had been handed over to a representative of the United Nations. His reported release happened just days after the Islamic State militant group fighting in Iraq and Syria issued a video shown the beheading of American journalist James Foley. That video, together with a threat to kill another American journalist being held hostage, Steven Sotloff, inspired widespread revulsion in the West and a desire to hunt down the killer.
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