McClatchy’s Syria Bureau Chief David Enders writes about being abducted:
I was recently abducted by a group of rebels in northern Syria. I was strip-searched and held, handcuffed and blindfolded, for six hours along with three Syrian men before we were let go. Our captors suspected me — an American journalist — of being a spy.
That is the price — and much worse — that any journalist working in Syria today must be prepared to pay. …
I had been preparing myself for years to be kidnapped, and though it was unpleasant, it went much better than I had expected.