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December 2013

‘We wanted to die right there on the spot’

By ZOE SZATHMARY and LYDIA WARREN, Daily Mail
Published: Dec. 30, 2013

The family of a Maryland man who was kidnapped by al-Qaeda two years ago have revealed their heartbreak at seeing him as ‘a shell’ of his former self in a newly-released video.

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U.S. Working ‘Behind the Scenes’ for Al Qaeda Hostage Release, State Says

By JOHN SANTUCCI, LEE FERRAN, DEAN SCHABNER and MUHAMMAD LILA, Good Morning America
Published: Dec. 30, 2013

Screen Shot 2014-06-30 at 6.33.39 PMThe U.S. government is working “behind the scenes” to secure the release of American al Qaeda hostage Warren Weinstein, the State Department said in response to comments made by Weinstein’s family in an exclusive interview today on Good Morning America.

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U.S. Captive says he’s “Abandoned and Forgotten”

By NOAH RAYMAN, TIME Magazine
Published: December 26, 2013

An American development worker who was kidnapped in Pakistan more than two years ago says in a video released Thursday that he feels “totally forgotten and abandoned” by the U.S. government.

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