Missing US citizen freed by Syrian regime

Journalist Kevin Dawes was being held in Syria by Bashar al-Assad's regimeA US citizen who was held in Syria has been freed by Bashar al-Assad’s regime, the State Department said Friday, raising hopes for a 33-year-old Californian missing in the country since 2012. “We can confirm and welcome the news that a US citizen was released by Syrian authorities,” State Department spokesman John Kirby said. A Washington Post report identified the released man as Kevin Patrick Dawes from San Diego, an individual listed by the FBI as missing in Syria.

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