Mother of U.S. Reporter Missing 3 Years in Syria Urges U.S. Help

The mother of American reporter Austin Tice, who has been missing in Syria for more than three years, believes her son is alive and well and urged Washington and Damascus to work together to free him. Tice went missing in Damascus in 2012 and the U.S. State Department said in March Washington had been in periodic, direct contact with the Syrian government regarding his case, a statement his mother said provided a glimmer of hope. She said the family had received information from unspecified sources about her son's condition several weeks ago. His family says it is unclear who is holding him.



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