An American journalist was captured on Thanksgiving while covering the civil war in Syria, according to a statement released by the family Wednesday.
From the Associated Press:
A statement released online Wednesday by the family of James Foley said he was kidnapped in northwest Syria by unknown gunmen on Thanksgiving day.
The statement appealed to those holding Foley to contact the family "so we can work together toward his release."
Foley, 39, was contributing videos to Agence France-Press. AFP said it is also working hard to secure his release.