American Peter Theo Curtis, Freed by Militants in Syria, Back in U.S.

August 27, 2014 10:56 AM

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American Peter Theo Curtis, Freed by Militants in Syria, Back in U.S.

An American writer who was freed this week by an al Qaeda affiliated group that held him captive in Syria for nearly two years has arrived back in the United States, his family said in a statement.

Peter Theo Curtis, 45, flew from Tel Aviv and arrived at Newark Liberty Airport Tuesday afternoon, and then flew to Boston's Logan international Airport where he was reunited with his mother, Nancy Curtis.

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