Update: US Officials Say Reporter Austin Tice Is Still Alive Six Years After Kidnapping in Syria
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.
In August Austin’s parents pleaded for the return of their son.
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 marched Tice from their truck out into the wilderness.
Robert O’Brien, the US Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs, says Austin Tice is alive.
The New York Post reported:
A freelance journalist from Texas abducted in Syria over half a decade ago is still alive, according to US officials.
Robert O’Brien, US Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs, said Tuesday investigators have “every reason to believe” that Austin Tice, who was taken in August 2012, is being held captive in Syria — but didn’t elaborate on the reporter’s condition…
…Washington has declined to identify who they believe is holding the former US Marines captain. The Syrians say they have no clue where he is.