USA update News:The father of an American student who moved out in Syria said Saturday his son "is safe and well," but remains in the hands of Syrian authorities.
Tik Root, 21, of Ripton, Vermont, left March 18 in Damascus, his father, Tom, told CNN's "In the Arena" Friday night.
The young man attends Middlebury College, also in Vermont, which published a report from Tom Root.
"We received some great reports this morning from the Syrian Embassy and officials from Damascus, conveyed to me by Senator Leahy and others," Root wrote.
The Father of an American student who left in Syria said Saturday his son "is safe and well," but remains in the hands of Syrian authorities.
Tik has been situated, and we appreciate that he is safe and well. He runs in the hands of the Syrian authorities, who are currently responsible for him.
Moustapha is Syria's messenger to the United States.