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Undated picture released by the family of Javier Espinosa shows the Spanish journalist, who was kidnapped in Syria in September, sitting at his home in Beirut, Lebanon. Espinosa was bureau chief of El Mundo in the Middle East with 25 years of front line reporting. He and Ricardo Garcia-Vilanova, an award-winning freelance photographer, were both abducted on 16 September, 2013 at a check-point near Tal-Abyad, in northern Syria. They were taken to facilities belonging to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Raqqa. (AP Photo/Family of Javier Espinosa)


News media urges Syria rebels to halt abductions

News media urges Syria rebels to halt abductions

Beirut, AP—Major international news organizations sent a letter to the leadership of the armed opposition in Syria on Wednesday, calling for urgent action against rebel groups increasingly targeting journalists for kidnappings. The letter, signed by 13 news...