American Journalist Freed From Al Qaeda in Syria

Authorities hunting down killer in another extremist group.
2:04 | 08/25/14

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And the latest now on the American journalist free this morning after being held in Syria for two years by a terrorist group. This comes as officials say they are closing in on the identity of James Foley's killer. Even with the release of one hostage, three more Americans remain in the hands of Isis. But this morning any good news out of Syria is very much welcome. I'm peter, Theo Curtis -- Until his release on Sunday, the kidnapping of Theo Curtis of Boston had not been revealed. His good fortune was he was held by al-qaeda in Syria and not Isis, who seems more interested in revenge than ransom with the hostages. This is a game of revenge, and it's sweet, and they want to take it. We are, in their minds, the worst people on the face of the Earth. Reporter: Today this section of London will be the focus of british and U.S. Authorities looking to track the Isis recruit who killed Foley. The british authorities identified the key suspect and they are going to carry out raise in London. Because for them, the key question is not only who is he, but also where in Syria is he? Reporter: Whoever he is, authorities believe the killer is somewhere near the Syrian city of raqqah, the Isis stronghold and command center, and the location of the unsuccessful U.S. Raid to rescue the hostages. U.s. Authorities continue to be concerned that with their safe haven, Isis will develop the ability to launch attacks on the U.S. Mainland. There are external operations, I believe, underway. They would love nothing more than to hit the United States of America. Reporter: This morning, the family of the released American hostage, peter Theo Curtis will be heading back to the U.S. As soon as he's ready to travel. And now to the strange and scary situation on an American

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