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Japan says journalist captured in Syria three years ago has been freed

October 24, 2018 12:41 AM
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TOKYO (Reuters) - A man believed to be a Japanese freelance journalist who was captured three years ago in Syria has been freed, a Japanese government spokesman said on Tuesday.

“We received information from Qatar that Mr. Jumpei Yasuda had been released,” Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters. “We were informed that he is in an immigration facility in Antakya (in Turkey).”

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