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Al-Qaida lets journalist go after 2 years

American captive in Syria released in Golan Heights

Posted: August 25, 2014 at 3:58 a.m.

In this image made from undated video obtained by The Associated Press, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, a man believed to be Peter Theo Curtis, a U.S. citizen held hostage by an al-Qaida linked group in Syria, delivers a statement. The U.S. government said on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014 that Curtis, who had been held hostage for about two years, had been released. (AP Photo)

An American journalist held captive for nearly two years by al-Qaida's official branch in Syria has been freed, according to a representative of the journalist's family and a report Sunday by the Al-Jazeera network.

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