US Reporter held in Syria

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A US reporter who went missing in Syria is being held by the Syrian government, according to reports.
 
Austin Tice went missing two weeks ago.  His last contact was a message posted on Twitter on August 11th where he said he spent the day with soldiers of the Free Syrian Army who are currently engaged in a conflict with government forces.

The Czech ambassador to Syria first revealed the news about Tice on Thursday.

Tice’s family have called for his release, saying in a statement, “Austin is our precious son, and we beseech the Syrian government to treat him well and return him safely to us as soon as possible.”