American intelligence has concluded that retired FBI agent Robert Levinson has died while being held by Iran. Levinson, who would have been 72 this month, vanished after entering the Islamic Republic in 2007 on an unsanctioned CIA mission that sparked controversy in the agency. In recent weeks, family members were brought to the White House, where national security officials informed them of their conclusions.
How do they believe he died? That's not clear, but a 2010 proof-of-life video featured Pashtun music, indicating he may have been held in Pakistan or Afghanistan.