Saturday, May 4, 2013
The report follows months of investigation by Global Post.
The journalist who has been missing in Syria since last Thanksgiving might actually be held by the Syrian government in a detention center, according to a new report by Global Post. "We have obtained multiple independent reports from very credible confidential sources who have both indirect and direct access that confirm our assessment that Jim is now being held by the Syrian government in a prison or detention facility in the Damascus area. We further believe that this facility is under the control of the Syrian Air Force Intelligence service. Based on what we have learned, it is likely Jim is being held with one or more Western journalists, including most likely at least one other American," GlobalPost CEO and President Philip Balboni …
Monday, April 8, 2013
The priest's best friend is among tens of thousands killed in the conflict.
Rev. Karekin Bedourian of St. Gregory Armenian Church spoke recently about his best friend having been killed in the Syrian conflict, according to The Armenian Reporter. Bedourian's friend was reportedly identified through DNA testing months after he disappeared from combat. The conflict has claimed tens of thousands of lives. Read the complete story here.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
James Foley has not been heard from since Thanksgiving.
An American journalist with family in North Andover is missing in Syria, according to the Boston-based Global Post. Foley has written extensively for Global Post in Syria, Afghanistan and Libya. James Foley, 39, was reportedly kidnapped in northwest Syria by gunmen on Thanksgiving. There is still no information on who may have kidnapped Foley. Foley's family, including his brother Michael Foley of North Andover, has set up a Web site dedicated to keeping people aware and updated about James' situation. Syria has been a hotbed of violence since conflict between the Syrian regime and rebels escalated over the past 19 months. And in the past 6 months, kidnappings in that country have risen dramatically. In December, NBC New correspondent …