An American journalist kidnapped in Syria nearly two years ago has been freed and handed over to UN representatives.
Peter Theo Curtis was freed from captivity on Sunday, after being abducted in Antakya, Turkey, where he planned to enter Syria in October 2012.
Footage of the American was released on June 30, showing a disheveled Curtis with long hair and beard, but appearing to be in good health.
Speaking in a video obtained by Al Jazeera, Curtis read from a prepared script stating his name and profession, saying he was a journalist from Boston, Massachusetts.
Commenting on his treatment, Curtis said he “had everything” he needed and “everything has been perfect, food, clothing, even friends now”.
Dozens of journalists covering the Syrian civil war have been seized since the conflict began in March 2011, with many others still missing.