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American journalist kidnapped in war-torn Syria by unknown gunmen six weeks ago still missing: family

From their New Hampshire home, the parents of a foreign journalist who has been missing in Syria since he was kidnapped more than a month ago appealed to his captors for compassion and any information about their son’s health and welfare.

Thirty-nine-year-old James Foley was kidnapped in northwest Syria by unknown gunmen on Nov. 22, his parents said Thursday. He was in the country contributing videos to Agence France-Press, which has vowed to help secure his release.

Foley’s parents, John and Diane Foley, decided to hold a news conference at their home to make a public plea to his captors because the Foleys haven’t received any information about their son in six weeks.

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