Report: Four Italian journalists kidnapped in Libya freed

August 25, 2011 13:26

ROME - Four Italian journalists who were abducted near Zawiya in Libya on Wednesday have been freed, Italian daily Corriere della Sera reported on its web site.

Two of the journalists worked for Corriere della Sera, while the others were reporters for La Stampa and Avvenire newspapers.

The Italian consul in Benghazi, Guido de Sanctis, said after the kidnapping that they were being held in an apartment in Tripoli.

He said their driver was killed during the abduction and they were believed to have been held by gunmen loyal to Muammar Gaddafi.

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