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Missing Journalists Found

Those two journalists who disappeared yesterday from Lebanon have been found . . . in jail in Syria:

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Two Americans reported missing by the U.S. embassy in Lebanon are being held in Syria for entering the neighboring country without visas, Arab media reported Thursday.

Doha-based Al Jazeera television said Holli Chmela, 27, and Taylor Luck, 23, were in good health. Lebanese station LBC carried a similar report. Officials at the U.S. embassies in Damascus and Beirut said they could not immediately confirm the reports.

The U.S. Embassy had said in a statement that the pair – who work for the Amman-based Jordan Times newspaper – had not been heard from since Oct. 1, when they left Beirut for the northern city of Tripoli. They were then to cross by land to Syria before returning to Jordan.

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