Spanish journalist kidnapped by jihadist forces in Syria

Posted on September 27, 2013 • Filed under: Conflicts, Expatriate Kidnapped, Middle East

According to, Spanish journalist Marc Marginedas, a special correspondent for El Periódico de Catalunya, has been in the hands of a rebel group in Syria since September 4, the newspaper confirmed on Monday. Marginedas, 46, was traveling in a car with his driver when they were stopped by jihadist insurgents outside Hama, in the west of the country. A veteran war correspondent, Marginedas entered Syria on September 1 via Turkey, accompanied by members of the Free Syrian Army (FSA). It is his third assignment in Syria since the civil war broke out in 2011. He sent his last report on September 3 and was scheduled to file again the following day. Read article

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