Javier Espinosa and Ricardo Garcia Vilanova

Ricardo Garcia Vilanova and Javier Espinosa were handed over near Tal Abiyad, not far from where they were seized 194 days ago. (Photograph: Joan Borras/AP)...

Vedat Xhymshiti; is an independent journalist and war correspondent. He has reported on a number of Middle Eastern conflicts from the Arab Spring in 2010 to the current Syrian civil war. He has been published in various media including Der Spiegel, NY Times, TIME, Paris Match, Le Monde ect. He is specialized in International Relations and Diplomacy. Xhymshiti is also a print media critic, a columnist for the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, and founder of THEFrontliner.net