Former American Prisoner Said to Have Joined Libyan Resistance

Monday, October 10, 2011

US national Matthew VanDyke holds his gun at the eastern front to the city Sirte on October 2, 2011. (AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images/Getty)

In August, The Takeaway spoke with Matthew VanDyke and his mother Sharon. VanDyke, an American who described himself as a journalist, was captured by loyalists to Moammar Gadhafi in Brega, and held in solitary confinement for six months, before escaping on August 24. Now, VanDyke's relatives and U.S. government officials are expressing concern for VanDyke's safety after photos and videos have emerged of him dressed in military fatigues and standing alongside rebel fighters. Sharon VanDyke talks about what she knows about her son's whereabouts, and his intentions. 

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