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3 Spanish reporters missing in war-torn Aleppo in Syria


A Spanish journalism association says three Spanish freelance journalists are missing in the war-torn Syrian city of Aleppo.

   The Spanish Federation of Journalists' Association identified the men as Antonio Pampliega, Jose Manuel Lopez and Angel Sastre.

   Elsa Gonzalez, the president of the association, told Spanish National Television in telephone interview Tuesday that the three disappeared while working in the Aleppo area. She said they have not been heard from for at least several days.

   Once Syria's commercial center, Aleppo been carved up between government- and rebel-held neighborhoods since 2012, with government forces controlling much of western Aleppo and rebel groups in control of the east.

   The Islamic State group, which has kidnapped and killed Western journalists in Syria and later killed them, is outside the city and controls parts of the northern and eastern Aleppo countryside.

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