BRITISH JOURNALISTS SHOT, BEATEN IN SYRIA

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LONDON: A reporter and a photographer for The Times were recovering in Turkey on Thursday after being kidnapped, shot and beaten while covering the Syrian conflict, the British newspaper said. Writer Anthony Loyd and photographer Jack Hill, who have both won awards for their coverage of conflicts including Syria, were seized with their guide as they were returning to Turkey after several days in Aleppo, which has been severely damaged by three years of fighting. Loyd was shot twice in the leg while being held captive and both men suffered severe beatings after Hill and the guide tried to escape, the newspaper said. It reported that they were eventually freed under the orders of a local rebel commander, and managed to cross the border into Turkey on Wednesday after receiving treatment in a Syrian hospital.

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