Qaddafi Loyalists Capture Four Italian Journalists

The captives have reportedly been taken to a house and are doing okay

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Just as one group of journalists made it out of the Rixos hotel in Tripoli, as we chronicled, news has arrived that "four Italian journalists" have been "kidnapped and their driver killed, apparently by Libyan regime loyalists," according to the Associated Press. This occurred "as they traveled down a highway to Tripoli Wednesday, the Italian foreign ministry said." Two were from Milan daily Corriere della Sera, one was from Turin's La Stampa and the last from Avvenire. Reporter Claudio Monici called the Avvenire's, central newsroom in Milan, to report that all four journalists are okay and that they have been taken to an house in an undisclosed location.

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