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For months, employees of the International Committee of the Red Cross have made weekly visits to a detention camp in northern Syria bearing a photograph of a petite woman in her early 60s.

They show the image to camp officials, comparing it with pictures of tens of thousands of other people in the campís database. All of them are escapees from the Islamic Stateís last stretch of territory, which fell to American-backed forces last month.

The woman in the photo is Louisa Akavi, 62, a New Zealand nurse and midwife who was abducted in late 2013 in the northwest Syrian city of Idlib. She is one of the last links to the group of at least 23 Western hostages held by ISIS, a majority of whom were released for ransom while others were killed in widely publicized beheadings.

For more than five years, her employer and her government imposed an especially strict media blackout, warning that any mention not only of her identity, but even of her nationality, could endanger her. But now that ISISí caliphate has collapsed, the aid group has broken its silence in hopes that the public can help find her and two Red Cross drivers, both Syrians, kidnapped alongside her.
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The aid group and the New Zealand government have reason to believe she is alive. As recently as December, Red Cross officials said, at least two people described seeing her at a clinic in Sousa, one of the final villages to be held by ISIS.

The Red Cross also considers credible at least three other reported sightings of her — in Abu Kamal in 2016, Raqqa in 2017 and Mayadeen last year, officials with the aid group said.

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...Ms. Akavi would be the longest-held hostage in the 156-year history of the International Committee of the Red Cross
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whoops sorry about that, Sir.
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Yes, thank you sir.
Lol, Salty is kind of the unofficial link police around here.
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Lol, Salty is kind of the unofficial link police around here.
how so?
anyway I hope they find her well
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