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Biden administration calls on Syria to return missing journalist Austin Tice

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the United States is committed to "following all avenues and talking to anyone" who can help return Tice, a journalist and Marine veteran who disappeared in Syria nine years ago.
2018 Tice press conference

The Biden administration Wednesday called on Syria to help return Austin Tice, a freelance journalist who disappeared in the war-torn country nine years ago and is believed to be held by the regime. 

"We believe that it is within Bashar al-Assad’s power to free Austin," Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement marking Tice’s 40th birthday. 

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