Spanish Photographer and Reporter Abducted by Al-Qaeda Affliliate in Syria

By Holly Hughes

Freelance photographer Ricardo Garcia Vilanova and reporter Javier Espinosa of El Mundo were abducted in Syria on September 16, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. The families of the journalists made the news of their capture public today. According to CPJ, they were abducted at gunpoint at a checkpoint near tal-Abyad in northern Syria and taken to a detention center run by the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham, an Al-Qaeda affiliate that has been operating in Syria amidst fighting between the Syrian Army and rebels opposed to the rule …read more

Via: PDN Pulse

    

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