Italian reporter Domenico Quirico freed in Syria


The Italian newspaper La Stampa says its reporter Domenico Quirico, who was kidnapped in Syria in April, is flying home after being freed.
The 62-year-old veteran correspondent for the Turin-based daily had entered Syria from Lebanon on 6 April saying he would be out of touch for a week.
He spoke by phone to his wife in June confirming he had been kidnapped but said he was in good health.
Mr Quirico was among four journalists held captive briefly in Libya in 2011.
The conflict in Syria has made it one of the most dangerous places for journalists to work in.
According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, Syria was the most deadly country for reporters in 2012.