France seeks release of two journalists missing in Syria
PARIS, June 2013 – President Francois Hollande on Friday called for the immediate release of two French radio journalists who went missing shortly after arriving in Syria. The Europe 1 station said Didier Francois, 53, a seasoned reporter in troublespots, and 22-year-old photographer Edouard Elias, had gone incommunicado for 24 hours while travelling on the road to Aleppo. The reporters “are not representatives of any state, they are men who work so that the world can receive information,” Hollande said.
We don’t know who took them, sometimes opposition groups do such things,” a source in the president’s entourage said. Syrian regime forces were Friday trying to follow up on their victory in a key town near the Lebanon border by sending reinforcements to battle rebels in Homs and the northern province of Aleppo.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at CapitalFM