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. (Read more Islamic State stories.)

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