Spanish Journalists Freed After Six-Month Syrian Captivity

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By: Brendan O’Connor | Gawker

Spanish newspaper El Mundo’s Middle East correspondent Javier Espinosa (above, right) and photographer Ricardo Garcia Vilanova (above, left), kidnapped six months ago by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), a radical Islamist group, have been freed.

The two were captured making their way to Turkey after a two-week reporting mission in Syria, which Reporters Without Borders called “the world’s most dangerous country for journalists.”

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