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American Freelance Photographer Freed In Syria

ICE Graveyard 8/04/2016 Annum Masroor
KEVIN DAWES FBI SYRIA KEVIN PATRICK DAWES © FBI KEVIN DAWES FBI SYRIA KEVIN PATRICK DAWES

WASHINGTON, April 8 (Reuters) - A U.S. citizen held by Syrian authorities has been released, spokesman John Kirby said on Friday.

In a statement, Kirby said the department welcomed the news but did not name the individual. The Washington Post, citing two U.S. officials, earlier reported the release of freelance photographer Kevin Dawes, who had been abducted after traveling to Syria in 2012.

(Reporting by Megan Cassella; Editing by Doina Chiacu)

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