|arya||Date: Monday, 25-August-2014, 1:23 PM | Message # 1|
An American journalist kidnapped nearly two years ago has been freed in Syria following Qatari mediation and handed over to UN peacekeepers in the Golan Heights. Al Jazeera's Patty Culhane reports from Washington DC.
Kidnappers in Syria have freed an American journalist who has been missing since 2012.
Peter Theo Curtis, 45, had been held captive by militants from al-Nusra, which is al Qaeda's official wing in Syria.
The White House confirmed that Curtis was on his way home and that every effort was being made to secure the release of other Americans held hostage in Syria of whom there are around 20.