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March 21st, 2012
12:49 PM ET

American teen Hadi Al-Shammaa freed from Syrian custody

A 16-year-old american boy living in Damascus is now free after allegedly spending three weeks in a Syrian jail.

Photos on Facebook show Hadi Al-Shammaa after he arrived home. He's lived there with his mother since he was three years old.

We first told you about this story when Hadi's half-brothers in the U.S. found out their younger brother was missing.
They said at the time they thought he was kidnapped by Syrian intelligence.

This morning on Starting Point, Hadi's brother Adnan and Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), discuss Hadi's release.


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