14 Apr 2013

Kidnaopped journalists released

9:57 am on 14 April 2013

Four Italian journalists who had been held hostage in Syria for nearly two weeks have been released.

The three men and a woman were filming a documentary for RAI television in northern Syria when they were seized on 4 April.

The BBC reports no official details have been given on who was holding them and where or why they were released.

The ANSA news agency said they were now safe in Turkey. It quoted one as saying they had been held by a rebel group which thought they were spies.