FBI offers $1M for info on journalist missing in Syria

The FBI is providing $1 million for details about the lacking journalist whose household has stated the U.S. authorities ought to do extra to assist.

Andrew Tice, a 36-year-old Marine veteran and reporter, has been lacking since August 2012 in Syria, the place he labored for shops together with McClatchy and gained the 2012 George Polk Award for Warfare Reporting.

A video was launched weeks after the Houston native’s disappearance that confirmed him captured by an unknown group.

Reporters With out Borders stated final summer time that he was not captured by the Islamic State, and that he was nonetheless alive.

A JULY 20, 2017, FILE PHOTO

Marc and Debra Tice, the mother and father of Austin Tice, who has been lacking in Syria since August 2012, maintain up photographs of him throughout a brand new convention in Beirut, Lebanon, on July 20, 2017.

Tice’s mother and father Marc and Debra have stated that he’s additionally not held by the Syrian authorities, and have urged the U.S. to do extra to seek out their son.

There have been no ransom calls for made and the U.S. authorities doesn’t pay ransoms, although guidelines had been relaxed in 2015 to permit officers to assist households negotiate.

The FBI didn’t clarify why it’s now providing $1 million for data that results in the “protected location, restoration and return” of Tice.

IMAGE TAKEN FROM UNDATED VIDEO POSTED TO YOUTUBE; THE ASSOCIATED PRESS COULD NOT INDEPENDENTLY CONFIRM THE ORIGIN OR THE CONTENT OF THE CLIP

On this picture from undated YouTube video, Austin Tice prays in Arabic and English whereas blindfolded within the presence of gunmen. The AP couldn’t independently verify the origin or the content material of the clip, however the Tice household launched a press release to a number of media shops confirming it was their son within the video.

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