May 15, 2014
Two British journalists were recovering in Turkey on Thursday after
being shot and beaten by rebel kidnappers while covering the Syrian
conflict, the Times reported.
Times writer Anthony Loyd was shot twice in the leg while being held
captive and photographer Jack Hill suffered a severe beating after
trying to escape.
They were eventually freed under the orders of a local rebel
commander, and managed to cross the border into Turkey on Wednesday
after receiving treatment in a Syrian hospital, according to the paper.
The pair had spent several days reporting from the restive city of
Aleppo and were returning to the Turkish border early Wednesday when
they were taken.
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