Biden calls on Syria to help secure release of journalist Austin Tice

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Washington (AFP) - US President Joe Biden on Wednesday called on Syria to help secure the release of American journalist Austin Tice, who was abducted a decade ago in Damascus. "We know with certainty that he has been held by the Syrian regime," Biden said in a statement. "We have repeatedly asked the government of Syria to work with us so that we can bring Austin home. "On the tenth anniversary of his abduction, I am calling on Syria to end this and help us bring him home," he said. Biden said Tice, a former US Marine turned journalist, "put the truth above himself and traveled to Syria to sh...

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