American journalist Peter Theo Curtis, who was kidnapped in Turkey 2 years ago, was freed Sunday and handed over to UN representatives.
Curtis was kidnapped about two years ago in Antakya, Turkey before attempting to enter Syria.
In a video appropriated by Al Jazeera, a healthy-looking Curtis identifies himself, his profession, and that he is from Boston, Massachusetts.
After receiving news of Curtis’ release, US Secretary of State John Kerry blamed al-Nusra, Syria’s al-Qaeda affiliate, for the kidnapping.
Curtis’ release comes just days after terrorist organization ISIS released a video of another American journalist, James Foley, being beheaded. After the video was verified, Pres. Obama said the American response would be “vigilant” and “relentless.”
Featured image courtesy of Al Jazeera.