Posted 17.12.2012 14:04:44 UTC
Updated 17.12.2012 14:16:04 UTC
Cameraman Aziz Akyavaş who has been covering war zones in all parts of the world from Latin America to the Middle East since the 1980s went to Syria working for America's NBC television. Akyavaş and NBC's Middle East correspondent Richard Engel were last known to be around Aleppo.
Akyavaş has not been heard from since Thursday amid allegations that both he and US correspondent Engel are in the hands of the opposition and initiatives are being made to ensure their release.