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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.

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