News Briefs

  1/2/2013, Tevet 20, 5773

Family of Captured Journalist Appeals for his Release

The family of an American journalist, who was kidnapped by gunmen in northwest Syria six weeks ago and is still missing, is urging the U.S. public to do anything they can to help bring him home. 

Freelance journalist James Foley, 39, was driving towards the Turkish border with Syria when he was forced out of his car by two armed men and has not been seen or heard from since, according to the news site GlobalPost. 

On Wednesday, his family launched a public campaign and set up a websiteto raise awareness towards his cause, using any measure available to appeal for his release.