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US Journalist Released From Syrian Captivity (Not ISIS)

Al Nusra released the American journalist who had been held captive for nearly 2 years
Fighters from the Al Qaeda-linked radical Islamist Al-Nusra rebel group in Syria.

Fighters from the Al Qaeda-linked radical Islamist Al-Nusra rebel group in Syria.
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The American journalist Peter Theo Curtis, who was held captive for nearly two years in Syria by an al Qaeda affiliate, al Nusra, was released on Sunday, Aug.24.

Curtis was nabbed near the Syria-Turkey border in 2012 and was held by the Nusra Front.

White House officials confirmed that Curtis was released to a representative of the United Nations.

“We are all relieved and grateful knowing that Theo Curtis is coming home after so much time held in the clutches of [the Nusra Front],” U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said in a statement released to the public.

Al Jazeera reported that Qatari officials helped mediate the release of the American journalist. Al Jazeera is owned by the Qatari government.

In a June 30 statement made by Curtis, he said he was a journalist from Boston. He also claimed to be well taken care of.

About the Author: Lori Lowenthal Marcus is the US correspondent for The Jewish Press. She is a recovered lawyer who previously practiced First Amendment law and taught in Philadelphia-area graduate and law schools.


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10 Responses to “US Journalist Released From Syrian Captivity (Not ISIS)”

  1. They All know that WE THE PEOPLE OF AMERICA DON’T PLAY. THE GREATEST COUNTRY WITH ISRAEL THAN ANYONE ELSE….

  2. They All know that WE THE PEOPLE OF AMERICA DON’T PLAY. THE GREATEST COUNTRY WITH ISRAEL THAN ANYONE ELSE….

  3. They All know that WE THE PEOPLE OF AMERICA DON’T PLAY. THE GREATEST COUNTRY WITH ISRAEL THAN ANYONE ELSE….

  4. Ronnie Pleet says:

    Are they Worried about ISIS?

  5. Isaiah 62:1 ISR98
    “For Tsiyon’s sake I am not silent, and for Yerushalayim’s sake I do not rest, until her righteousness goes forth as brightness, and her deliverance as a lamp that burns.”

  6. Isaiah 62:1 ISR98
    “For Tsiyon’s sake I am not silent, and for Yerushalayim’s sake I do not rest, until her righteousness goes forth as brightness, and her deliverance as a lamp that burns.”

  7. Isaiah 62:1 ISR98
    “For Tsiyon’s sake I am not silent, and for Yerushalayim’s sake I do not rest, until her righteousness goes forth as brightness, and her deliverance as a lamp that burns.”

  8. Rick Lutes says:

    I see even al-Qaida does not want to be associated with Hamas or ISIS. A shame the West cannot understand the significance of this action.

  9. Rick Lutes says:

    I see even al-Qaida does not want to be associated with Hamas or ISIS. A shame the West cannot understand the significance of this action.

  10. Donna Hambright Glatt says:

    Great News, always when a life is saved,,

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