US hostage recovery efforts better but can be improved: report

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Washington (AFP) – The US government has improved its coordination of efforts to secure the release of Americans held hostage abroad and its engagement with their families but further measures are needed, according to a report published on Wednesday. The report was prepared by the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation, named after the American freelance journalist who was abducted by the Islamic State group in Syria and murdered in August 2014. “The aim of this report is to identify the challenges that hostages, wrongful detainees and their families face, and present recommendations on how governme…

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