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Before journalist and New Hampshire native James Foley was killed by Islamic militants, he devised a way to get a letter to his family. He asked a fellow hostage to memorize his words, and deliver them upon her release.
Foley's family posted his last letter Sunday night. In it, he writes: "I have had weak days and strong days. We are so grateful when anyone is freed; but of course we yearn for our own freedom."
The family of scholar and journalist Peter Theo Curtis is feeling that profound gratitude upon news last night that Curtis, who had been taken hostage in 2012 by Syria's Al Nusra Front, has been released. Curtis grew up in Massachusetts and holds a doctorate in comparative literature from the University of Massachusetts.
Family members say they don't know when Curtis will return to the United States. He is now in Tel Aviv receiving medical care.
WBUR: Freed Journalist In Good Health, Father Says
This segment aired on August 25, 2014.