Polish photographer Marcin Suder
A Polish photojournalist kidnapped in Syria in July, Marcin Suder, is safely back home after escaping his captors, Poland\'s foreign ministry said Thursday.
Polish officials did not reveal any details about his time in captivity nor how he was
able to flee.
\"Marcin Suder is already back home,\" Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski said on his official Twitter account.
\"He was very lucky, he managed to escape,\" foreign ministry spokesman Marcin Wojciechowski told AFP, adding that he is in good health.
Masked gunmen abducted the 34-year-old freelancer, who worked for the Corbis agency and other outlets, on July 24 during a raid on a media centre in Saraqeb in the northwestern province of Idlib.
No reason was given for his kidnapping and no one had publicly claimed responsibility for the abduction.
\"Polish consular services in the region helped the photographer return home,\" Wojciechowski told reporters.
\"We also want to thank the (Polish) defence ministry for ensuring his air transport from Turkey to Poland.\"
Press watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) says Syria is the most dangerous country for media to work in, with around 15 foreign journalists still missing or held hostage there.
At least 25 professional journalists and 70 citizen journalists have been killed since the start of the Syrian revolt in March 2011, it said.