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Qatar the Mediator

August 26th, 2014
05:25 PM ET

American journalist Peter Curtis was released after nearly two years in captivity in Syria. His mother has told media outlets she wasn't convinced her son was actually alive– and demanded proof from intermediaries working to free him. She also said the first person she contacted after her son's release– was the mother of the beheaded american journalist James Foley - to make sure she didn't hear the news from the media first. Qatar helped broker Curtis' release and that's once again raised questions not only about the country's influence with extremist groups –but also about the role played by the U.S.

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