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ISTANBUL Nov 17 A Turkish journalist captured
by government troops in Syria three months ago has been freed
and was handed over to Turkish lawmakers in Damascus on
Cuneyt Unal, who works for the U.S.-funded al-Hurra
television channel, went missing with Jordanian colleague Bashar
Fahmi after crossing into Syria from Turkey on August 20.
"I am with our deputies and am doing well," Unal was quoted
as saying by Turkey's state-run Anatolian news agency, adding
that he had not been harmed during his captivity.
Unal also told reporters his Jordanian colleague, who was
also captured, had been badly injured in the waist during
clashes in Aleppo. He said he was caught by the army as he was
trying to help Fahmi. Unal said he didn't know what happened to
Fahmi after they were captured.
About 20 journalists have been killed in Syria since the
uprising against President Bashar al-Assad began in March 2011.
(Writing by Seltem Iyigun; Editing by Nick Tattersall and