Obeida Batal is a reporter for Orient TV, a Syrian satellite television channel affiliated to the Syrian opposition. He was kidnapped by unidentified gunmen during an attack on the Orient TV office in Tel Rifaat (40 km north of Aleppo) on 25 July 2013. Computers, video equipment and a TV broadcasting truck were seized during the raid. He remains held incommunicado.
Source: Reporters Without Borders