March 18th, 2011
09:17 AM ET

Libya to release journalists, N.Y. Times reports

Four New York Times journalists missing in Libya have been captured by pro-government forces but will be released, the newspaper reported Friday.

The newspaper identified the journalists as Anthony Shadid, its bureau chief in Beirut, Lebanon, and a two-time Pulitzer winner for foreign reporting; Stephen Farrell, a reporter and videographer who was kidnapped by the Taliban and rescued by British commandos in 2009; and Tyler Hicks and Lynsey Addario, photographers who have covered the Middle East and Africa.

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  1. Richa

    Plz post this on my profile

    March 18, 2011 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  2. Obvious Guy

    This is called buying time.

    March 18, 2011 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  3. Cesar

    Good news travels fast. Come home guys.

    March 18, 2011 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  4. Janet Kirkpatrick

    With the UN action, Ghaddafi wants to negotiate. When he thought he could do anything, he slaughtered his people.
    Dictators respect force.

    March 18, 2011 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  5. leeintulsa

    He knew it was inevitable. He knew he had a few months to quash the rebellion, give or take a week or two. It was either that or do the Hosni shuffle. He might be more clever than i've ever given him credit for. Nah, i bet he's just a figurehead for his son.

    'Course, the ground war can move ahead. Just no air support. He mentions a ceasefire to make the democracies around the world debate not invading, giving him another few weeks. Face it, folks. The only way to get the kind of responce some are calling for is that most dreaded one-world, rodenbarrian government. I think it might be cool. And the UN is the road to that. I digress.

    I think it is just too cool that someone else is running this thing. Go FRANCE! Let's watch – maybe we'll learn something.

    March 18, 2011 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |