Fate of U.S. reporter in Syria sought

Once again a journalist has been seized while covering the civil war in Syria.

Here is the latest from CPJ:

Family of seized U.S. reporter seeks his release in Syria

New York, January 2, 2013–The family of U.S. freelance journalist James Foley today publicized the reporter’s abduction in Syria on November 22. The family, which had previously asked that the kidnapping not be disclosed, launched a public campaign to seek his release.

Foley, who has contributed to Global Post and Agence France-Presse, was traveling in Idlib province toward the border with Turkey when his car was intercepted, Global Post reported, citing the account of a witness interviewed by a Turkish journalist. Two armed assailants forced Foley out of his vehicle and he has not been seen or heard from since, according to the news website, citing the witness account.

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