Belfast Telegraph

Missing reporter 'found in Libya'

An Irish reporter and three other New York Times journalists who were reported missing while covering the Libya conflict have been found, according to reports.

The four were captured by forces loyal to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi and will be released later on Friday, the paper said on its website.

The missing journalists include reporter Stephen Farrell who holds dual British and Irish citizenship.

It said Gaddafi's son, Saif al-Islam, gave the information to Christiane Amanpour in an ABC News interview.

In September 2009, Mr Farrell and Sultan Munadi, an Afghan journalist and interpreter were taken hostage when they went to cover the aftermath of a Nato air strike that killed scores of civilians in northern Afghanistan.

Mr Munadi and a British commando Corporal John Harrison died in the raid that rescued Mr Farrell.

Mr Farrell was also kidnapped in 2004 in Fallujah, Iraq. He previously worked for the Times of Britain.

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