Tuesday was the 1,000th day since journalist Austin Tice was abducted in Syria, Lesley Clark reported for McClatchyDC. Clark reported that White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest opened Tuesday’s press briefing with words about Tice.
“The United States government, working closely with our Czech protecting power in Syria, is trying to bring him home,” Earnest said. “And that is an effort that is ongoing and has been for some time, and certainly something that we are very focused on every day, but today we’re particularly mindful of this week being his 1,000th day in captivity.”
Earnest said he couldn’t say much about where the U.S.