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Family of Austin Tice Still Hopeful 10 Years After His Disappearance in Syria

HeadlineAug 15, 2022

Sunday marked the 10th anniversary of the disappearance of Austin Tice, a freelance journalist and former U.S. marine who was abducted in Syria on August 15, 2012. At the time, he was working as a freelance journalist covering Syria’s civil war. The McClatchy news service recently reported secret negotiations have been taking place between the U.S. and Syrian governments over his possible release. On Sunday, Austin Tice’s family spoke at the National Press Club in Washington. This is his sister Meagan Tice. 

Meagan Tice: “You know, just reflecting on these last 10 years, it’s amazing to think, I mean, I have two children now that have never met my brother, and just the hole is felt so deeply. And we’re so ready for him to come home.”

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