"I told him it's so crazy there, no one knows who's friend, who's foe. But he said he knew what he's doing, not to worry," the elder Mr. Shadid said. "We're all just praying for his safety."
4 New York Times journalists missing in Libya →
"It's been draining. I was a nervous wreck. Everything was complicated with the no-fly zone," the elder Mr. Shadid said, referring to the coalition force mounted as of Saturday to protect Libyans from strikes by Col. Gadhafi's forces.
Captured N.Y. Times journalists released from Libya →