New York Times Journalists Freed in Libya
"We are working to reunite them with their families," says the paper of the four staffers, who are at the Turkish Embassy in Tripoli.
Four New York Times journalists have been freed by Libya military forces, the paper announced Monday.
Lebanon bureau chief Anthony Shadid, reporter and videographer Stephen Farrell, Istanbul-based reporter Tyler Hicks and photographer Lynsey Addario are at the Turkish Embassy in Tripoli, Turkey's ambassador to Libya, Levent Sahin Kaya, told CNN.
The Times reported Monday that Turkish diplomats would accompany them out of Libya.
The newspaper said in a statement Monday: "We are grateful that our journalists have been released, and we are working to reunite them with their families. We have been told they are in good health and are in the process of confirming that. We thank the Turkish, British, and U.S. governments for their assistance in the release. We also appreciate the efforts of those in the Libyan government who helped secure the release this morning."
The journalists disappeared sometime after last Tuesday morning when they entered Libya's rebel-controlled eastern region via the Egyptian border without the proper visas.