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Times journalists released in Syria

May 15, 2014, 14:46 UTC+3
Reporter Anthony Loyd and photographer Jack Hill were kidnapped on Wednesday by one of the Syrian rebel groups that was tasked with guarding them
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LONDON, May 15. /ITAR-TASS/. Two Times journalists have been released after being kidnapped by a Syrian rebel gang, The Times reported on Thursday.

Reporter Anthony Loyd and photographer Jack Hill were kidnapped on Wednesday by one of the Syrian rebel groups that was tasked with guarding them. On the same day, journalists were released with the help of the Islamic Front group which is supported by the Arab countries in the Persian Gulf.

Loyd and Hill spend several days covering the developments in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, near the border with Turkey. When the journalists were travelling from the Syrian city of Tall Rifat to Turkey, their vehicle was stopped by armed people. 

Journalists were kept hostages for several hours until they were released when the Islamic Front intervened in the matter. Loyd and Hill arrived to Turkey on Wednesday evening. 

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