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A look at some of the journalists who have gone missing while covering the Syrian civil war

  • FILE - In this November 2012, file photo, posted on the website freejamesfoley.org, shows missing journalist James Foley while covering the civil war in Aleppo, Syria. American freelance journalist Foley disappeared in November 2012. Behind a veil of secrecy, at least 30 journalists have been kidnapped or have disappeared in Syria – held and threatened with death by extremists or taken captive by gangs seeking ransom. (AP Photo/Nicole Tung, freejamesfoley.org, File) NO SALESThe Associated Press

  • FILE - This undated file photo obtained from the family of Austin Tice shows American freelance journalist Austin Tice, 31, who has been missing in Syria since August 2012. Behind a veil of secrecy, at least 30 journalists have been kidnapped or have disappeared in Syria – held and threatened with death by extremists or taken captive by gangs seeking ransom. (AP Photo/Family of Austin Tice, File)The Associated Press

  • FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Torres family shows French reporter Pierre Torres in France. Torres is missing since the summer. Behind a veil of secrecy, at least 30 journalists have been kidnapped or have disappeared in Syria – held and threatened with death by extremists or taken captive by gangs seeking ransom. (AP Photo/Torres family, File)The Associated Press

  • FILE - This file photo provided on Monday, June 10, 2013 by Prix Bayeux and dated Oct. 9, 2012, shows French journalist Didier Francois gesturing during a debate held in Bayeux, western France, as part of the Prix Bayeux Award. The French radio broadcaster Europe 1 said in a statement on its website that it was unable to get in touch with reporter Didier Francois and photographer Edouard Elias, who had been headed from the Turkish-Syrian border for Aleppo. Behind a veil of secrecy, at least 30 journalists have been kidnapped or have disappeared in Syria – held and threatened with death by extremists or taken captive by gangs seeking ransom. (AP Photo/Mikael Quemener, Prix Bayeux, File)The Associated Press

  • FILE - This undated file photo file provided by photographer Benoit Schaeffer shows French photo-reporter Nicolas Henin in Mogadishu, Somalia. Henin is missing since the summer. Behind a veil of secrecy, at least 30 journalists have been kidnapped or have disappeared in Syria – held and threatened with death by extremists or taken captive by gangs seeking ransom. (AP Photo/Benoit Schaeffer, File)The Associated Press

At least 30 journalists currently are reported missing while covering Syria's civil war. The widespread abduction of journalists is unprecedented. Many have gone unreported in hope that keeping the kidnappings out of public view may help to negotiate the captives' release.

Here is a look at the 10 international journalists identified by their news organizations or families as currently missing or being held hostage in Syria:

— Bashar Al Kadumi: A Jordanian national of Palestinian origin. Al Kadumi works for U.S.-based satellite television news channel Al-Hurra. He was kidnapped Aug. 20 after crossing into Syria from Turkey.

— Edouard Elias and Didier Francois: French nationals. Both were reporting for French radio station Europe1. They were kidnapped June 6 as they were heading to the northern city of Aleppo from Syria's border with Turkey.

— James Foley: American. Foley was last seen Nov. 22 in northwestern Syria, where he was contributing videos to Agence France-Presse and the media company GlobalPost.

— Nicolas Henin and Pierre Torres: French reporter and photographer. Henin regularly reports for French news magazine Le Point and television channel Arte. The two were kidnapped June 22 by an unidentified group in Raqqa on June 22.

— Samir Kassab: Lebanese national. Kassab works as a cameraman for satellite channel Sky News Arabia and was kidnapped Oct. 15 while working near Aleppo.

— Marc Marginedas: Spanish journalist. Marginedas is a reporter for El Periodico and was kidnapped Sept. 4, 2012, near the city of Hama.

— Ishak Mokhtar: Mauritanian. Mokhtar is a reporter for Sky News Arabia. He was kidnapped Oct. 15 while working near Aleppo.

— Austin Tice: American. Tice was working as a freelance journalist for the McClatchy newspaper chain, The Washington Post and satellite news channel Al-Jazeera English. He disappeared Aug. 13, 2012, while working in Damascus.

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Information gathered from Associated Press archives and reporting, as well as the Committee to Protect Journalists.