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Spanish reporters released after 10 months held hostage in Syria
08 May 2016 @ 19:46

THREE Spanish reporters kidnapped in Syria 10 months ago have been released unharmed.

Photographer José Manuel López, and journalists Angel Sastre and Antonio Pampliega were captured in July in Aleppo, and are due to arrive this morning (Sunday) at Torrejón de Ardoz military airport in Madrid from Turkey.

The last that was heard of them before the three freelancers went missing was on Facebook on July 11, when they posted a photo of them all together saying they were 'working well as a team' in the war zone.

They were taken hostage the next day.

Details of their plight was kept very much under wraps at first, to avoid ruining the highly-delicate Intelligence service operation.

And all three say their release would not have been possible without the 'work of many people in service of the public' linking up with countries which are allies of Spain, particularly in the final leg of their ordeal between Turkey and Qatar.


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