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Originally published Monday, March 28, 2011 at 9:17 AM

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Reuters: Journalists detained in Syria freed

International news agency Reuters says two of its journalists detained by Syrian authorities have been released.

The Associated Press

LONDON —

International news agency Reuters says two of its journalists detained by Syrian authorities have been released.

Reuters said Monday its television producer Ayat Basma and cameraman Ezzat Baltaji, both Lebanese nationals, have returned to Lebanon. It says they were detained by Syrian authorities on Saturday.

The agency's Editor-in-Chief Stephen Adler said Monday that he and his colleagues were delighted by the men's release.

Reuters also says that a foreign correspondent based in Damascus has had his accreditation withdrawn after Syrian officials accused him of falsifying his reporting of the events in Syria, which has been rocked by killings and civil unrest.

The news agency said it stood by its coverage.

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