Journalist Held Captive for Almost Two Years Freed, Obama Administration Confirms
Peter Theo Curtis, an American journalist who had been held captive for almost two years by the branch of al Qaeda in Syria, was freed, U.S. officials confirmed on Sunday.
Curtis had been abducted close to the border between Syria and Turkey in 2012. According to The New York Times Curtis had been held captive by the Nusra Front, which is group in Syria associated with al Qaeda.
The White House released a statement from National Security Advisor Susan Rise on Curtis’s release: