Biden says US knows 'with certainty' that American journalist Austin Tice is being held by Syria

President Joe Biden called on Syria to release American journalist and veteran Austin Tice on Wednesday, saying the U.S. government knows "with cer...

August 16, 2022
3:30 AM

President Joe Biden called on Syria to release American journalist and veteran Austin Tice on Wednesday, saying the U.S. government knows "with certainty" that he is being held by the Syrian regime. Tice, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and native of Houston, Texas, traveled to Syria in May 2012 as an independent journalist before his final year at Georgetown Law School. He was abducted at a checkpoint west of the Syrian capital of Damascus in August 2012."We know with certainty that he has been held by the Syrian regime," Biden said Wednesday.

Paul Best