Swedish journalist freed in Syria
Joakim Medin outside Kobane. Photo: private

A Swedish journalist has been freed after being held by Syrian government forces for a week. Joakim Medin went missing in areas controlled by Islamic State militants, and it had been feared he had been captured by the jihadists.

He tells the newspaper Expressen that he and a Kurdish colleague had been detained at a Syrian army roadblock near the town of al-Qamishli and kept in isolation, and interrogated several times, but otherwise not treated violently. He says they had walked down the same street previously without interference.

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“I feel OK. I’m worn out both in mind and body but I’m OK,” he told the newspaper. He says his captors said he was the first foreign journalist they had arrested.
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Source News: Radio Sweden