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Updated: March 18, 2011 20:28 IST

Four New York Times journalists found in Libya

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In this 2002 photo provided by The New York Times, Times photographer Tyler Hicks is shown. Mr. Hicks and three other Times journalists covering the fighting in Libya were reported missing on Wednesday. File photo: AP.
In this 2002 photo provided by The New York Times, Times photographer Tyler Hicks is shown. Mr. Hicks and three other Times journalists covering the fighting in Libya were reported missing on Wednesday. File photo: AP.

The Times said his son, Seif Islam Qadhafi, gave the information to Christiane Amanpour in an ABC News interview.

Four New York Times journalists who were reported missing while covering the Libya conflict have been found, the newspaper said on Friday. The Times reported on its website that the four were captured by forces loyal to Moammar Qadhafi and will be released on Friday.

The Times said his son, Seif Islam Qadhafi, gave the information to Christiane Amanpour in an ABC News interview.

Libyan government officials told the U.S. State Department on Thursday evening that all four would be released.

They had last been in contact with editors on Tuesday from the northern port city of Ajdabiya where they were covering the retreat of rebels.

The journalists are Anthony Shadid, The Times’s Beirut bureau chief and a two—time Pulitzer—prize winning foreign correspondent; two photographers, Tyler Hicks and Lynsey Addario, who have extensive experience in war zones; and a reporter and videographer, Stephen Farrell, who in 2009 was captured by the Taliban in Afghanistan and was rescued by British commandos.

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