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American Journalist Missing Since 2012 Released from Syrian Kidnappers

  • Carrie Dedrick
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2014 Aug 25
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Days after the execution of American journalist James Foley, another American journalist has been freed from his Syrian captors. Peter Theo Curtis went missing in Syria in 2012; reports now say Curtis has been safely returned to a United Nations representative after two years of captivity. 


Al Jazeera reported, “Peter Theo Curtis was freed from captivity on Sunday, after reportedly being abducted in Antakya, Turkey, where he planned to enter Syria in October 2012.”


The U.S. government and Qatar government negotiated together for Curtis’ release. He was held by the al-Nusra Front or another group affiliated with al-Qaeda. 


U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said, "We are all relieved and grateful knowing that Theo Curtis is coming home after so much time held in the clutches of [al-Nusrah Front].”



Publication date: August 25, 2014