You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe

Metro

Kidnapped journalist believed to be alive, in Syrian custody

James Foley, the journalist kidnapped in Syria five months ago, is now believed to be held in a detention center near ­Damascus.

Foley, a Boston-based freelance journalist working for the news organization GlobalPost, was abducted last Thanksgiving Day, reportedly taken by unidentified gunmen in the northwest of the country, his family said at the time.

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week