France says two more journalists held in Syria

The two journalists, were taken on June 22, but their disappearance had not previously been made public.

France says two more journalists held in Syria

World Bulletin / News Desk

France's foreign ministry said on Wednesday two more French journalists were being held hostage in Syria, taking the number of its captive citizens in the country to four.

The two men, Nicolas Henin, who was working for Le Point magazine, and Pierre Torres, who was reporting for French-German television channel Arte, were taken on June 22, but their disappearance had not previously been made public.

"Everything is being done to ensure their release," the ministry said in a statement.

Veteran war correspondent Didier Francois and photographer Edouard Elias, were also abducted in early June on their way to the northern Syrian city of Aleppo.

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Sunday the two men were alive.

Most kidnapped journalists in Syria have been released but several remain missing.

Last Mod: 09 Ekim 2013, 14:41
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