4 Kidnapped Journalists Freed in Syria After 10 Months

French citizens were discovered bound and blindfolded
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 19, 2014 7:24 AM CDT
This file photo shows French journalist Didier Francois.   (AP Photo/Mikael Quemener, Prix Bayeux, File)
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(Newser) – They were found blindfolded and with their hands bound, but four French journalists are free today 10 months after being kidnapped in Syria, reports Reuters. All are in "good health, in spite of the very grueling conditions of their captivity," said French President Francois Hollande in a statement. Nicolas Henin, Pierre Torres, Edouard Elias, and Didier Francois were kidnapped in June by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, but members of another group brought them to the Turkish border last night, reports al-Jazeera. They'll be heading back to France soon. (Read more Syria stories.)

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