US Journalist Austin Tice Disappeared Six Years Ago in Syria – Today His Family Fights to Bring Him Home
American journalist Austin Tice disappeared in Syria on August 13, 2012.
The former Marine reported for The Washington Post, McClatchy Newspapers, the AP, CBS and others.
The Gateway Pundit reported on Austin’s disappearance in 2012.
Today Austin’s parents pleaded for the return of their son.
Austin Tice disappeared six years ago today.
American photojournalist Austin Tice disappeared while reporting in Syria, and was last heard from six years ago today. His family continues to fight to bring him home, and it's up to the press to keep his story alive. https://t.co/0arDwAei6w
— Freedom of the Press (@FreedomofPress) August 13, 2018
Syrian jihadists released video in October 2012 of US reporter Austin Tice blindfolded after his capture. The Islamists were chanting “Allahu Akbar” as they march Tice from their truck out into the wilderness.
The News Tribune reported:
Austin Tice, an American freelance journalist in Syria who hasn’t communicated with family and colleagues since mid-August, is shown alive and in the custody of armed men in a video posted on YouTube.
In the 47-second clip, headlined “Austin Tice still alive,” he’s shown blindfolded and disoriented, mangling an Islamic prayer before crying out, “Oh, Jesus.” Masked gunmen who act like militant Islamists surround him, calling out “God is great!” and wearing the baggy traditional outfits of fighters operating in Afghanistan.
The video was posted Wednesday but it escaped notice until early Monday, when a link to it appeared on a Facebook page that appears to support the Syrian government of President Bashar Assad. Tips and other evidence previously gathered by the news organizations to which Tice contributed have suggested that he’s in the custody of the Syrian government.
“Knowing Austin is alive and well is comforting to our family,” Tice’s parents, Marc and Debra, said in a statement they released from their home in Houston.