10 Years After Austin Tice Vanished In Syria, His Family Fights On For Him

"This Sunday marks the tenth anniversary of the disappearance of American journalist Austin Tice. He is believed to have been kidnapped in a suburb of Damascus, Syria, in 2012.

"He is in Syria. That is a certainty," Tice's mother, Debra Tice, said of the intelligence she is aware of. "He's definitely being held with a government-related entity." She spoke to All Things Considered this past week about her yearslong effort to free her son, who is also a Marine Corps veteran.

Austin Tice's mother said her son was in Syria to report on the country's civil war at the time in order "to show the world the real cost of war," she said."

Jaclyn Diaz reports for NPR August 14, 2022.


"Biden Administration Has Engaged Directly With Syrian Government To Try To Bring Austin Tice Home" (CNN)

"Biden Says U.S. Knows That Syria Has Held Austin Tice, Again Calls For Journalist’s Release" (Washington Post)

"Secret Contacts Revive The Search For Austin Tice, Missing For 10 Years in Syria" (McClatchy)

Source: NPR, 08/15/2022