Thomson Reuters Foundation: Five MSF staff freed after being held captive for months in Syria

Five staff members of the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) have been freed after being kidnapped in northwestern Syria in early January by an armed group, the aid group said in a statement on Thursday.

MSF, known for sending doctors to conflict zones, said that for security reasons it had closed a hospital and two medical centres in The Jabal Akkrad area in Syria's northwestern Latakia province.

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