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Parents of kidnapped American journalist in Syria urge his release

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Parents of a missing American journalist in Syria urged their son’s kidnappers to release him or hand over information on his status, in an interview with Al Arabiya on Thursday.

The journalist, Austin Tice, was kidnaped from a Damascus suburb called Darya on Aug. 13, 2013.

The parents are currently in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, attempting to obtain any information they can on their son’s whereabouts.

Austin’s father said the family is receiving help from both the American and Syrian government, adding that Damascus promised the family they will find the missing journalist.