Italian Journalist Freed After Being Kidnapped In Syria

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Reuters
Italian journalist Domenico Quirico, kidnapped in Syria in early April, has been freed, the foreign ministry in Rome said on Sunday.

Free Syrian Army members accompained by fighters from the Islamist Syrian rebel group Jabhat al-Nusra carry their weapons as one of them holds   al-Nusra's flag while walking in the old city of Homs

Italian journalist Domenico Quirico, kidnapped in Syria in early April, has been freed, the foreign ministry in Rome said on Sunday.

Quirico, a veteran reporter for La Stampa daily with long experience reporting on conflicts in Africa and the Middle East, entered Syria on April 6 but disappeared four days later.

He spoke briefly by phone to his wife in June confirming he had been kidnapped but said he was in good health.

The newspaper's website said Quirico was on board a flight to Italy.