Japan reporter Mika Yamamoto flown home
News On Japan via BBC -- Aug 26
The body of Japanese journalist Mika Yamamoto has been flown to Tokyo after she was killed while travelling with Syrian rebels in the city of Aleppo.
Yamamoto, 45, was fatally wounded by cross-fire on 20 August. Three journalists - one Jordanian, one Turkish and one American - are missing.
Meanwhile, a Lebanese Shia held hostage by Syrian rebels has been freed.
The man was part of a group of 11 captured in May. They say they were travelling as pilgrims.
However, a Lebanese Shia clan took several hostages in retaliation.
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