Two journalists released by militants in Phillipines

Posted on February 3, 2013 • Filed under: Asia, Travel News

Abu Sayyaf gunmen have freed two Filipino members of a Jordanian TV journalist’s crew who were kidnapped by the militants last year as they set out to interview the extremists in their jungle lairs in the southern Philippines, police said on Sunday. Policemen found frail-looking cameraman Ramel Vela and audio technician Roland Letriro late Saturday and brought them to a hospital in southern Sulu province, where they were kidnapped in June along with Jordanian Baker Abdulla Atyani, provincial police chief Senior Superintendent Antonio Freyra said. Atyani is believed to still be held by the gunmen in the jungles of Sulu’s mountainous Patikul town, about 950 kilometres south of Manila. Read Article

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