Agence France-PresseOctober 17, 2013 07:20
US journalist James Foley turns 40 this week but his family will not be able to celebrate with him. Foley was kidnapped almost a year ago while covering Syria's civil war.
Foley, an experienced freelance reporter, was seized by armed men in the northern Syrian province of Idlib on November 22, according to witnesses, and he has not been heard from since.
US news organization GlobalPost, one of Foley's employers, has a team of investigators seeking information on his whereabouts, and his family have made multiple appeals for information.