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Kidnapped French journalists found on Turkey's Syrian border

Reuters | Saturday, Apr 19, 2014

A poster calling for the release of French journalists Didier Francois, Edouard Elias, Nicolas Henin and Pierre Torres is installed on the facade of the Ile de france regional council headquarters in Paris January 6, 2014.

ISTANBUL - Four French journalists were found by Turkish soldiers on the border with Syria on Saturday after being kidnapped by the rebel group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Syria last June, Turkish media reported.

Journalists Nicolas Henin, Pierre Torres, Edouard Elias and Didier Francois were found in Sanliurfa province with their hands and eyes bound, Dogan News Agency said.

An unknown group brought the journalists to the Turkish border last night, the news agency reported. They will be taken to hospital then handed over to French officials, it said.

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