The Russian government played an integral role in securing the release of American freelance photographer, Kevin Patrick Dawes, after his detention in a Syrian prison for the last 3 years.

Dawes (age 33), who was arrested in 2012 for illegally crossing into Syria from Turkey, was released by the Syrian authorities after Russia negotiated his release this month.

According to a source in Damascus, the U.S. has thanked Russia for its role in securing Dawes’ release.

The American national has recently arrived in Moscow after being transferred from Syria to Turkey.

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ΠΕΤΡΟΣ ΙΩΑΝΝΗΣ ΚΕΚΙΤΖΟΓΛΟΥ
ΠΕΤΡΟΣ ΙΩΑΝΝΗΣ ΚΕΚΙΤΖΟΓΛΟΥ
2016-04-08 18:43

Well done Russia !!

DD
DD
2016-04-08 18:07

@OrderOfTheNeet Russia can what Americant

Decimus
Decimus
2016-04-08 18:04

Thankyou based Putin.

Rami Bahram
Rami Bahram
2016-04-08 19:12

Robbie Putrus Malka Naramsin Sargon Sada

Middle East Briefing
Middle East Briefing
2016-04-08 19:18

#Assad is filling the vacuum of #ISIL retreat. Then he will refuse the whole deal
https://t.co/qaG72ELDfA

John Dickson
John Dickson
2016-04-08 20:27

OBUMA PLAYING GOLF !????

بشار Bashar alAssad
بشار Bashar alAssad
2016-04-08 23:14

@Gjoene every time a civillian walks out of detention a piece of me dies

Helmut
Helmut
2016-04-08 23:59

see want happened if you stop calling people axis of evil!

Sal Reugen
Sal Reugen
2016-04-09 02:35

doesnt america have a diplomatic force?

Peace for Syria
Peace for Syria
2016-04-09 08:04
Reply to  Sal Reugen

They have diplomatic force, they call it aircraft carriers.

daeshit sucks
daeshit sucks
2016-04-09 09:28
Reply to  Sal Reugen

Some may think their diplomatic forces are called USMC, Delta Force, Navy Seals and Rangers 😉