Parents: No word on US journalist missing in Syria

By By HOLLY RAMER

ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The parents of an American journalist who has been missing in Syria since he was kidnapped more than a month ago is appealing to his captors for compassion and any information about their son's health and welfare.

John and Diane Foley of Rochester, N.H., said their son — 39-year-year-old James Foley — was kidnapped in northwest Syria by unknown gunmen on Nov. 22. He was in the country contributing videos to Agence France-Press, which has vowed to help secure his release.

The Foleys said Thursday they haven't received any information about their son in six weeks.

Foley has worked in a number of conflict zones in the Middle East. In 2011, he was held by government forces in Libya while covering that country's civil war. He was released weeks later.

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