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French journalists freed from Syria

on April 19, 2014 10:14 AM

PARIS (AP) — France’s presidential palace says four French journalists held hostage in Syria since June have been released.

President Francois Hollande’s office said in a statement he felt “immense relief” after learning today of the release of Edouard Elias, Didier Francois, Nicolas Henin and Pierre Torres — all said to be in good health despite “very trying conditions” of their captivity.

The ?lys?e Palace said the four would return to France in the coming hours, and it did not provide any details about the conditions of their release.

The four went missing in two separate incidents in June.

 

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