Syria conflict: French journalists freed


The four, held captive for almost a year, were found by Turkish soldiers on the border with Syria blindfolded and with their hands bound.

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Four French journalists held captive in Syria for almost a year have been freed, President Francois Hollande said on Saturday, reports the BBC.

In a statement, Mr Hollande said he had "learned with great relief this morning of the liberation of the four French journalists".

Edouard Elias, Didier François, Nicolas Henin and Pierre Torres were "in good health," he added.

The four men had been held hostage in Syria since June 2013.

They were reported to have been found by Turkish soldiers on the border with Syria with their hands and eyes bound.

The four went missing in two separate incidents in June.

The jihadist group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis) were accused of kidnapping them.

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