(Advertisement)

Can't talk yet of Syria captivity, journalist says

Posted: August 28, 2014 at 4:44 a.m.

Peter Theo Curtis smiles as he talks with reporters outside his mother's home in Cambridge, Mass., Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. Curtis, a freelance reporter who wrote under the byline Theo Padno and who had been held hostage for about two years in Syria, returned to the U.S. Tuesday.

A U.S. journalist spoke publicly for the first time since his release from a Syrian extremist group, saying Wednesday that he was overwhelmed to learn that so many "brave, determined and bighearted" people were behind efforts to secure his release.

This story is only available from our archives.

(Advertisement)