Overjoyed El Mundo journalist reunited with son after six-month Syria captivity

epa04147363 Spanish freelance photographer Ricardo Garcia Vilanova (L) and Spanish journalist of ‘El Mundo’ newspaper Javier Espinosa (R), who have been freed after being more than six months held...

epa04147363 Spanish freelance photographer Ricardo Garcia Vilanova (L) and Spanish journalist of ‘El Mundo’ newspaper Javier Espinosa (R), who have been freed after being more than six months held in Syria, pose upon their arrival to Torrejon de Ardoz air base in Madrid province, central Spain, 30 March 2014. Vilanova and Espinosa were handed over to authorities in Turkey late on 29 March 2014. They were kidnapped by the al Qaeda-affiliated radical Islamist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) at the Tal Abyad checkpoint in Raqqa province on 16 September 2013 while they were trying to leave Syria after two weeks covering the consecuences of civil war in the country. EPA/PACO CAMPOS / POOL POOL

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

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