LA STAMPA (Italy)

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ROME — Domenico Quirico, a veteran war correspondent for the Italian daily La Stampa, has been freed after five months as a hostage in Syria.

Quirico, 62, who was released Sunday together with a Belgian teacher, Pier Piccinin, was kidnapped by Syrian rebels during his fourth trip to the country to cover the civil war.

Here is a May report from La Stampa/Worldcrunch soon after Quirico disappeared:

ITALIAN WAR JOURNALIST MISSING IN SYRIA - A TASTE OF HIS WORK, AND COURAGE

And below is Quirico upon his arrival at Rome’s Ciampino airport.

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