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Report: Senator McCain Didn’t Meet with Kidnappers

[. . .] Yet they identified the man in the photo as Abu Ibrahim, who has been listed as missing and presumed dead.  The Daily Star reported that a rival rebel group had injured Ibrahim in March, after which he was taken to Turkey, where he died in a hospital. The man said to be Nour by the Lebanese press never identified himself to McCain or anyone else and that man was not inside McCain’s meeting with the rebels, two American NGO workers who were there on the scene told The Daily Beast on Thursday.

“Nobody self-identified as Nour, and none of the guys who were standing outside were in the meeting with McCain,” said Mouaz Moustafa, executive director of the Syrian Emergency Task Force, an American nonprofit that helped organize the McCain trip. Moustafa is in the picture and was also inside McCain’s meeting with the rebel commanders, along with Task Force policy director Elizabeth O’Bagy. . .

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