French journalists abducted in Syria freed
London: Four French journalists kidnapped in Syria almost a year ago have been freed, French President Francois Hollande said Saturday.
Edouard Elias, Didier François, Nicolas Henin and Pierre Torres were held captive since June 2013, BBC reported.
The journalists were found by Turkish soldiers on the Syria-Turkey border with their hands and eyes bound.
The four journalists went missing in two separate incidents.
Francois, a veteran war correspondent working for Europe 1 radio, and Elias, a photographer, were abducted early June while they were on their way to Aleppo.
Henin, who was working for Le Point magazine, and Torres, reporting for French-German television channel Arte, were taken later that month.
The jihadi group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) was accused of the kidnappings.
"I share the joy of the families of our compatriots who have endured the fear of this trying time," President Hollande said.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Over 60 cadets killed in Pakistan police academy attack
- Panel discussion over vote bank politics on Hinduism
- DNA: Terrorists' new strategy of snatching weapons from Indian security personnel
- Watch: PM Narendra Modi's ''progressive'' remark on triple talaq
- Panel discussion over delayed development in Ayodhya
- Explosion in Delhi's Naya Bazar, one killed; anti-terror wing, Special cell at spot
- WATCH: Akhilesh Yadav's emotional speech revealing the real reason behind Samajwadi Party crisis; he was about to cry
- India vs New Zealand: Awestruck Kiwis witness MS Dhoni driving his Hummer in Ranchi, and photo goes viral
- Lashkar-e-Toiba claims responsibility for Uri attack in posters pasted in Pakistan town
- Naya Bazar explosion: Home Ministry seeks report from Delhi Police; one dead, 5 injured