Kidnapped US Journalist Freed: Report
Peter Theo Curtis was taken in Turkey in 2012
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 24, 2014 12:18 PM CDT
American journalist Peter Theo Curtis   (al-Jazeera)

(Newser) – American journalist Peter Theo Curtis, who was kidnapped in Turkey the month before James Foley went missing in 2012, has been released and is currently in the custody of United Nations representatives. Curtis, a Boston native abducted as he prepared to cross the border into Syria, was set free today and al-Jazeera credits Qatari mediation for his release. He had previously appeared in a video released June 30 in which he claimed he was being well cared for and that "everything has been perfect, food, clothing, even friends now." It's not clear who Curtis' captors were, and Jazeera is the only media outlet currently to have confirmed his release.

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IronmanREV3
Aug 24, 2014 2:59 PM CDT
People of the United States of America, ISIS is the real version of the fictional evil organizations;COBRA,HYDRA, SPECTOR,SMIRSH etc.,They need to be eliminated by major military action,not pin prick strikes,here and there.This Journalist was lucky, the Qatari probably told ISIS it was real bad PR to behead Foley on video and U TUBE it.
RLM357
Aug 24, 2014 2:20 PM CDT
Al Jazeera is the propaganda wing of Al Qaeda and the rest of the Terrorists groups. How much Ransom was paid? "Follow the Money!" We taught the rebels in Nicauraugua to kidnap and ransom Execs for funding. Those 'lessons' spread. That produced a career in Executive Protection Agencies. P.I.'s travelled internationally to "rescue" victims that inckluded children. That was dangerous to do as the Underworld began using those actions. Oft times they would shoot the mesenger. One had to gain the trust of both the victim and his people, and the captors (to survive yourself). ~Rick Magee, "MOLON LABE"
Orion1
Aug 24, 2014 1:57 PM CDT
"even friends"? I doubt he was being held by ISIS.