Thursday, May 15, 2014

Two Journalists Narrowly Escape Syrian Rebels Who Shot And Beat Them In Kidnapping Attempt

AFP
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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