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4 French journalists freed in Syria after 10 months

President Hollande said they are 'in good health' and headed back to France.

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French journalists Pierre Torres (left) and Nicolas Henin (right) were among those freed in Syria, April 19, 2014. (Screengrab)

Four French journalists held captive in Syria for almost a year were free and "in good health" on Saturday, President Francois Hollande told AFP.

In a statement to AFP, the president said he had "learned with great relief this morning of the liberation of the four French journalists."

Edouard Elias, Didier François, Nicolas Hénin and Pierre Torres were held hostage in Syria since June 2013. Hollande said they were "in good health despite the very challenging conditions of their captivity" and would return to France "in the coming hours."

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/syria/140419/4-french-journalists-freed-syria-after-10-months