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article imagePeter Curtis freed after being held in Syria for two years

By Mandy Robinson     Aug 24, 2014 in Crime
US journalist Peter Curtis has been freed from Syria. He was held captive for two years before his release. This story is still developing and will be updated as new details emerge.
Curtis has been held by the Qaeda affiliate for almost two years. New reports share that he was finally released.
In October of 2012 he was kidnapped and held by the Nusra Front, the Qaeda affiliate in Syria.
After the beheading of James W. Foley last week, many voiced their concern for the well-being of Peter Curtis. A video came out a few months ago that showed Peter saying he was doing well, but of course it is unknown if this was true or he was just being told to say it by the people keeping him captive.
Newsweek shared that he is was last seen in October of 2012 when he was trying to enter Syria. Another journalist Steven Sotloff is still being held at this time and his life has been threatened.
There are still dozens of journalists that are missing in this area. It is unknown how many have been kidnapped and where the others are at right now. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry shared that at this time the United States is using "every diplomatic, intelligence and military tool" so that they can secure the release of more of the journalists who are being held prisoner. There is no information out yet about how they were able to get them to free Peter Curtis.
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