Photographer Paul Conroy "smuggled out of Syria"

The Times photographer is now in Lebanon.

Sunday Times photographer Paul Conroy has been smuggled out of the besieged Syrian city of Homs and into Lebanon, according to the Press Association and Reuters.

Conroy's father Les was quoted by PA saying he had "just had word from Beirut" that his son been rescued from the country, while Reuters quotes Syrian opposition sources and a diplomat following the case. "Conroy is now safe and sound in Lebanon," the diplomat told Reuters.

The whereabouts of the French Le Figaro journalist Edith Bouvier remain unclear.

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