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An American hero who served as a marine in war zones is now at the mercy of kidnappers.
In Syria and his family is pleading for help to get a -- -- reports tonight.
We've spoken with the parents of that former marine and you'll hear from them in a moment.
First some context because we're tracking several other important developments in Syria.
A television network that the terrorist group Hezbollah controls.
Today aired an interview with the Syrian president Bashar Assad.
The man accused of murdering his own people during a two year civil war.
Huskies -- United Nations report that at least 80000 people have died in the fighting there today president Assad says he's confident his side will win.
He also spoke about weapons contracts -- Russia but he did not directly address earlier reports.
That the Russians have already delivered a very high tech anti aircraft system called ES 300.
Either way senior US officials say intelligence specialists have been closely watching the S 300 systems and so far Russia hasn't delivered and -- to -- no matter what they said.
But if the Russians do eventually give outside that weapon system it could be a game changer in this already tense region.
Receipt of any or any arms that are being -- -- provided to the regime by Russia or by any country.
It's something that is of course is is of concern to us so consider that backdrop of uncertainty and tension.
Against which some parents in Texas are trying to get answers about their -- the former marine.
Who they say disappeared inside Syria last August.
The Fox -- she of course want -- Jonathan Hunt is has their story and spoke with them today they don't.
Chat all -- -- served his country in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
Before heading to Georgetown University to take -- -- degree.
But lost -- apparently moved and the horrified by the pictures and stories coming out of Syria.
He told his parents he thought he could make a difference by going to the war zone.
As a reporter.
He said you know this story needs to be reported and he he -- I think I can do it.
So that's that's what went in there.
And one sauce to entice decided to go there was no turning back.
There's no point in our game when he makes that statement from the thing to do -- just say okay Tommy airplay and pack it Harry -- admire Harry you know deep faith.
Tice worked as a free loans these are some of the pictures he took in Syria -- reports for the Washington Post and other news organizations.
He was in touch with his family on a daily basis and they followed his regular tweets including this last one dated August 11.
Then suddenly several days of silence.
-- got a call from his editor at McClatchy news.
And telling us that they were very concerned that they hadn't had contact with them.
The very next -- I got literally five minutes later was from the US State Department saying they've been notified that he was missing.
As soon as -- got back from her trip and got back in the communication which was about two days later.
I had it.
That's the terrible phone call a bit.
Yeah so that's that's how we found out.
Late last September a video Boston emerge but it provided few clues as to who had taken him.
It was great to see that he was alive.
But it was terrible to see that he was.
In the hands of unknown people.
Eight months on from that video there is still no word on who might be holding all student -- That's a question get an that's time we have not.
Had any kind of satisfactory answer -- For me it doesn't matter -- do it it says.
Our paycheck MR whether he's been trade -- are anything like fat.
The important thing to me and that he'll ever -- -- holding -- Well being is to with compassion and release him safely to have -- -- We always think and we always hope tomorrow tomorrow tomorrow -- and Debbie Tice are confident they will see their son again -- -- -- -- forward.
As -- well that first woods to him might be.
I can't -- it on television Diana and let me just say that Jack each of his Brothers and sisters have been the smiling ever there weapon of choice for pummeling -- and -- Then I'll definitely be active in it that -- great giants being him that comes right to free just honoring its neck and.
We asked officials at the State Department about -- -- today a spokeswoman said they had no updates but quote.
This is an issue we are greatly concerned about if you would like tomorrow no more the family has set up a web site.
-- to entice family dot com amazing people ship under incredible pressure and it seemed that way all the best Jonathan thank you --
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