2 months since us journalist foley abducted in syria
Last Updated : GMT 12:43:41
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

2 months since US journalist Foley abducted in Syria

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today 2 months since US journalist Foley abducted in Syria

Washington – AFP

The family of an American reporter who contributed video reports to Agence France-Presse [AFP] appealed for his release on Tuesday, on the two-month anniversary of his kidnapping in Syria.James Foley, aged 39, an experienced war reporter who also freelanced for US-based media outlets, was seized by armed men in the northern province of Idlib on November 22, according to eywitnesses. AFP presented a letter in Damascus to Syrian Information Minister Omran al Zohabi addressed to President Bashar al-Assad on Monday evening, seeking his assistance in finding Foley. \"I am seeking your assistance in a matter of a purely humanitarian nature,\" AFP Chairman Emmanuel Hoog said in the letter to Assad. \"I humbly request that you intervene on his behalf and do everything in your power to shed light on his fate and to obtain his release, in the name of freedom of expression and of the press,\" he said. The Syrian Minister, receiving the letter, promised to do all possible but said that \"conditions are difficult\" in the region where Foley was kidnapped. Foley\'s family appealed for any information on him, describing him as an unbiased professional journalist with a compassionate heart. \"He was trying to tell the world what is happening in Syria and certainly he didn\'t mean anything malicious to anybody. He grew to have real respect and care about the Syrian people,\" said his father, John Foley. \"We would really appeal to the captors to realise that he is an innocent independent journalist seeking to be quite objective,\" he said. Foley said that the family was thankful for support but was frustrated by the lack of details on their son, including even knowing who was holding him. \"It\'s a total helplessness. We always worry about Jimmy\'s condition and what circumstances he\'s in and what his mental status would be and what he\'ll be like when he comes home - and we refuse to believe anything else, that he won\'t come home,\" his father said. \"We appeal to anyone for information - anyone who has seen him or heard of him in that area,\" he said. The family has launched a website [www.freejamesfoley.org] and Facebook page [http://www.facebook.com/freejamesfoley] in hopes of securing Foley\'s release. Foley, who has contributed around 30 video stories to AFP since late March 2012, was seized in the town of Taftanaz by four men who later released his driver and translator, witnesses said. No group has claimed responsibility for the abductions and the motivation was unclear. Syria has been wracked by a bloody civil war for nearly two years since rebels launched an uprising against Assad. Large parts of northern Syria are controlled by anti-Assad rebel groups that form part of the Free Syrian Army [FSA] or are made up of jihadists, including foreign fighters. Foley also contributed to the US-based international news website GlobalPost and to major US TV channels. In 2011, Foley was kidnapped and held for six weeks by forces loyal to slain Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi as he covered the war in the North African country. At the time, he was working for GlobalPost which was involved in his rescue and which is standing by his family in the latest incident. At least 20 reporters have died covering the conflict in Syria as conditions become increasingly perilous, according to a count by AFP and Paris-based media watchdog Reporters Without Borders.

arabstoday
arabstoday

GMT 07:47 2017 Sunday ,19 November

Bahrain Press headlines

GMT 09:08 2017 Saturday ,18 November

Bahrain press review

GMT 08:33 2017 Saturday ,18 November

Bahrain press headlines

GMT 18:28 2017 Friday ,17 November

Bahrain press headlines

GMT 12:30 2017 Thursday ,16 November

Bahrain Press headlines

GMT 13:35 2017 Wednesday ,15 November

Bahrain Press headlines

GMT 20:38 2017 Tuesday ,14 November

Bahrain Press headlines
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

2 months since us journalist foley abducted in syria 2 months since us journalist foley abducted in syria

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

2 months since us journalist foley abducted in syria 2 months since us journalist foley abducted in syria

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Jordanian woman reveals her project

GMT 00:46 2017 Saturday ,11 November

Jordanian woman reveals her project
Arab Today, arab today Prince's vision spurs new Cornwall village

GMT 03:12 2017 Saturday ,18 November

Prince's vision spurs new Cornwall village
Arab Today, arab today Keep kids busy at Thanksgiving gatherings

GMT 11:14 2017 Friday ,10 November

Keep kids busy at Thanksgiving gatherings
Arab Today, arab today Israel ready to cooperate with Saudi

GMT 06:31 2017 Friday ,17 November

Israel ready to cooperate with Saudi
Arab Today, arab today Presenter Sherine Ramahi proud of her career

GMT 06:46 2017 Sunday ,19 November

Presenter Sherine Ramahi proud of her career
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Australian academic's book pulled

GMT 15:20 2017 Monday ,13 November

Australian academic's book pulled
Arab Today, arab today May under Brexit pressure at EU reform summit

GMT 02:14 2017 Saturday ,18 November

May under Brexit pressure at EU reform summit
Arab Today, arab today Delhi half-marathon to go ahead

GMT 03:51 2017 Saturday ,18 November

Delhi half-marathon to go ahead
Arab Today, arab today The history of solar eclipses

GMT 05:16 2017 Sunday ,20 August

The history of solar eclipses
Arab Today, arab today Tesla unveils its all-electric semi truck

GMT 02:59 2017 Saturday ,18 November

Tesla unveils its all-electric semi truck
Arab Today, arab today Baidu speeds up AI progress

GMT 11:46 2017 Friday ,17 November

Baidu speeds up AI progress
Arab Today, arab today Hanan Metawe denies apology for “Major Treason”

GMT 12:22 2017 Thursday ,16 November

Hanan Metawe denies apology for “Major Treason”
Arab Today, arab today paObama climate envoy slams Trump's rejection

GMT 16:04 2017 Friday ,17 November

paObama climate envoy slams Trump's rejection

GMT 08:06 2017 Wednesday ,15 November

Ayten Amer happy for “The Flood” success

GMT 11:15 2017 Thursday ,16 November

Angola oil boss sacked by father's protege

GMT 18:41 2017 Friday ,20 October

Designer Aql Faqih aspires to innovation

GMT 11:38 2017 Wednesday ,15 November

Unloved vultures fight for their survival

GMT 11:49 2017 Thursday ,17 August

Egyptian artist presents new collection of designs

GMT 06:13 2017 Friday ,17 November

Pope denounces healthcare inequality

GMT 05:18 2017 Thursday ,16 November

Boeing announces $27bn from flydubai

GMT 17:12 2017 Monday ,07 August

Al-Shawaifi reveals secrets of total solar eclipse

GMT 16:53 2017 Tuesday ,05 September

Youssra depended on colored foam
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday