2 Journalists Released After Being Kidnapped in Syria

Two London Times journalists reporting the Syrian civil war were kidnapped by a "rebel gang" and one of them was shot before members of anti-extremist rebel group Islamic Front intervened and secured their release, the Times reported on Thursday, according to Reuters. Reporter Anthony Loyd was shot twice in the leg and photographer Jack Hill was beaten after trying to escape. Sixty-three journalists have been confirmed killed while working in Syria since 1992, according to the website of the nonprofit Committee to Protect Journalists.

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