August 23, 2014
ISTANBUL (AP) - The wife of a journalist for a U.S.-funded television network who was reported missing in Syria says he is believed to be in the custody of pro-government forces there.
Al-Hurra TV correspondent Bashar Fahmi, a Jordanian citizen of Palestinian origin, and his Turkish cameraman, Cuneyt Unal, are said to have been captured in the city of Aleppo after entering Syria on Monday.
Fahmi's wife, Arzu Kadumi , said Friday that she had been informed of witness reports that her husband was seen alive.
Turkish journalist Murat Can, who has investigated the case, says his contacts informed him that Fahmi was injured in the shoulder, and that he and Unal had been captured by pro-government militiamen known as "shabiha."
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