international intrigue

Rebel Group Frees French Journalists Kidnapped in Syria

Less than a month after freeing two captured Spanish journalists, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant released four French reporters taken hostage in Syria on Friday. The men were brought to the Şanlıurfa province, near the Turkish border, blindfolded and with their hands bound, Turkish news outlet Dogan News Agency reported. Nicolas Henin (of Le Point magazine), Pierre Torres (of French-German TV channel Arte), Edouard Elias (a photographer), and Didier Francois (of Europe 1 radio) were taken captive in two different incidents last June. French President François Hollande said the group appeared to be “in good health.”

Group Frees Journalists Kidnapped in Syria