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US urges release of reporter Tice, missing since 2012 in Syria

Washington: The United States called on Wednesday for journalist Austin Tice, who disappeared in Syria in 2012, to be freed, reiterating the belief that he remains alive and is being held against his will.
Seven years to the day after Tice was forcibly detained near Damascus, State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said US officials were working actively to bring him home.
“We believe he is alive and remain deeply concerned about his wellbeing,” Ortagus said. “We strongly urge Austin’s captors to release him and to end this painful ordeal,” she said.
“We call on anyone who may have information about Austin’s whereabouts to work cooperatively with us.” (AFP)