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Italian hostage in Syria freed: Rome

AFP , Wednesday 22 May 2019
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An Italian held hostage since being kidnapped in 2016 on the Turkey-Syria border has been released, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said Wednesday.

"Our fellow countryman Alessandro Sandrini has been liberated following coordinated action in overseas territory," Conte said in a brief statement.

Italian press reports cited Sandrini's father as saying he was released in Syria.

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