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BBC reporter Alan Johnston heads to London after being held by Gaza kidnappers for four months - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive
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JERUSALEM (AP) – BBC reporter Alan Johnston, who had been held by Gaza kidnappers for four months, headed to London on Saturday.

Johnston had been seized in March by a small armed group in Gaza, the Army of Islam, and was freed on Wednesday. He had covered Gaza for the BBC for three years, the only foreign reporter to live in the coastal strip.

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Asharq Al-Awsat is the world’s premier pan-Arab daily newspaper, printed simultaneously each day on four continents in 14 cities. Launched in London in 1978, Asharq Al-Awsat has established itself as the decisive publication on pan-Arab and international affairs, offering its readers in-depth analysis and exclusive editorials, as well as the most comprehensive coverage of the entire Arab world.

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