Syrian government detains US journalist Tice
BEIRUT (AP) — President Joe Biden said Wednesday the United States is certain the Syrian government is holding American journalist Austin Tice, who went missing in the war-torn country a decade ago. He urged Damascus to help bring Tice home.
Biden’s comments came in a statement released by the White House to mark the 10th anniversary of Tice’s kidnapping, which took place while he was in Syria covering his now-prolonged conflict. They were so far the clearest indication that the United States is certain that Tice is held by the government of President Bashar Assad.