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American journalist missing in Syria

BEIRUT – An American journalist has been missing in Syria since he was kidnapped more than a month ago, his family said Wednesday, less than two years after he was held by government forces in Libya while covering that country’s civil war.

The family of James Foley, of Rochester, N.H., said he was kidnapped by unknown gunmen on Thanksgiving Day.

Foley, 39, has worked in a number of conflict zones around the Middle East, including Syria, Libya and Iraq. He was contributing videos to Agence France-Press while in Syria.

Foley and another journalist were working in the northern province of Idlib when they were kidnapped near the village of Taftanaz on Nov. 22. The other reporter’s family has requested that that reporter’s name not be made public.

Associated Press


 

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