Spanish Journalists Released In Syria By Al-Qaeda Group

Fighters from Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate Al-Nusra Front patrol the northern city of Aleppo in May 2015
AFP

The London Daily Telegraph reports: Three Spanish journalists kidnapped in Syria some 10 months ago have been freed, the Spanish Press Federation (FAPE) and government said on Saturday.

“All three have been released, Antonio Pampliega, Jose Manuel Lopez and Angel Sastre, and are on their way (to Spain),” said Elsa Gonzalez, FAPE president.

A government spokeswoman said: “All three are well.” The trio were last seen in July 2015 in Aleppo where they had been reporting on fighting.

Reports suggested they had been kidnapped by al-Nusra Front, a group linked to al-Qaeda fighting in Syria.

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