S.African hostage in Syria returns home after three years

In Syria – South African hostage returns home after three years

Shiraaz Mohamed,South African freelance journalist abducted in Syrian Arab Republic came back home on weekday once nearly 3 years in captivity, his family declared.

He was abducted on January ten, 2017, whereas traveling out of the destroyed country into neighbor Turkey.

He was nabbed at a hospital pass by South Africa-based charity Gift of The Givers in Darkouch, a city one hundred kilometres (60 miles) from Aleppo, Syria’s second town.

On January 10, 2017, Shiraaz Mohamed was kidnapped on his way travelling out of the war-torn country into Turkey.

He was nabbed at a hospital owned by South Africa-based charity Gift of The Givers in Darkouch, a town 100 kilometres (60 miles) from Aleppo, Syria’s second city.

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“Shiraaz Mohammed has return to the country,” his ex-wife Shirley Brijlal told AFP.

“With to his recent situation, he and our family have asked that we be given some space,” said Brijlal, adding that a statement would be issued “in due course”.

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Mohamed then appeared in a shocking video last year April , speaking in front of an armed man.

The circumstances of his release stay unknown.

Gift of the Givers last month announced that Mohamed had “escaped from captivity,” although his family have alrighty not confirm the information with AFP.

South Africa’s foreign affairs department (DIRCO) said they had started working towards “negotiating” Mohamed’s release “from day one”.

“That he is now home at last is something we are extremely happy about,” DIRCO spokesman Lunga Ngqengelele told AFP.

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He added that only the family could solely talk on the matter.

Many foreign journalists have been abducted since the beginning of the Syria’s civil war in 2011, ideally by the self-acclaimed Islamic State group.

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