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A journalist held in Syria for around two years has been freed. Peter Theo Curtis makes his first public statement.

FOX News Radio's Jessica Golloher reports:

Peter Theo Curtis was held hostage in Syria, by an al-Qaeda-linked extremist group. The 45-year-old journalist making his first public comments outside his mother's home in Cambridge, Massachusetts - saying he had no idea how many people worked for his release.

(Curtis) "I have learned bit by bit that there have been literally hundreds of people. Brave, determined and big-hearted people all over the world, working for my release."

Curtis returned to the U.S. Tuesday, where he was reunited with his family.

He was released by al-Nusra Front, a Sunni extremist group.

Jessica Golloher, FOX News Radio. 

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Freed American journalist Peter Theo Curtis is back in the United States, after being held hostage for 22 months by an extremist group in Syria.

Peter Theo Curtis makes a statement to the press from Cambridge, Massachusetts.