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Turkish photographer kidnapped by jihadi rebel group in Syria

According to, a Turkish newspaper says one of its photographers has been kidnapped in Syria by groups linked to al-Qaeda. Milliyet newspaper said Tuesday that 43-year-old photographer Bunyamin Aygun was abducted in Syria 21 days ago. It says Aygun crossed into Syria on Nov. 26 and that he called the paper sometime later to say that he planned to meet with the commander of an opposition group. That was the last anyone heard from him. The newpaper says Aygun was being held by a radical group that is also believed to have kidnapped El Mundo reporter Javier Espinosa and freelance photo journalist Ricardo Garcia Vilanova. Read article

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Radical opposition forces in Syria execute Iraqi journalist reports that Syrian opposition fighters killed an Iraqi freelance journalist in the rebel-held north of the country, the latest of dozens of reporters who have died in the country over the past three years, an activist group and an international media watchdog said Thursday. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Yasser Faisal [...]

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Syria: Two journalists from Sweden abducted when trying to leave the country

Two Swedish journalists were abducted in Syria as they were trying to leave the country, Sweden’s Foreign Ministry said Monday. The men were “taken” on Saturday as they were on their way out of Syria, spokeswoman Catarina Axelsson said. She declined to give other details, and said Swedish diplomats in Beirut were trying to get [...]

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