U.S. Journalist Reportedly in Syrian Custody
Posted: 8/31/2012 | By: Ernesto Londoño | The Washington Post
American freelance journalist Austin Tice, who has been unaccounted
for in Syria for more than two weeks, has been captured and is being
held in Syrian government custody, according to people familiar with the
matter, including a senior diplomat.
Tice, 31, contributed stories to The Washington Post, McClatchy Newspapers and other publications this summer after crossing into Syria in May. His reports offered glimpses into conditions on the ground in areas where the fighting was fast intensifying.