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Austin Tice’s family is still waiting for answers 10 years after his disappearance
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Austin Tice’s family is still waiting for answers 10 years after his disappearance

Ten years after American journalist Austin Tice disappeared in Syria, his family is still waiting for action from the U.S. government. Tice, a freelance journalist for several news organizations including CBS News, The Washington Post and McClatchy, was kidnapped near Damascus on Aug. 14, 2012, while he was reporting on the Syrian civil war, making him one of the longest held American hostages. A short video released weeks later on YouTube and the Facebook page of supporters of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad showed a distressed Tice blindfolded with his apparent captors. It was the last time he was seen.  Though no one has ever claimed responsibility for his disappearance, Tice's mother, Debra, has never doubted her son is still alive. "I've ne...