Just before the American journalist was abducted in Syria, his fixer’s identity may have been compromised.
Ben Taub is a journalist and philosophy student at Princeton University, and a member of the Frontline Freelance Register. He spent seven weeks in Kilis this summer doing research for a book on unusual people and happenings on the fringe of war. Prior work has appeared in The Guardian, CNN, and Vice UK.
Syria’s conflict is drawing a motley crew of adventure-seekers and adrenaline with murky motivations—and little experience with surviving in war zones.