Farhad Hamo and Massoud Aqeel
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region—A reporter and a photographer were captured by the Islamic State (ISIS) near the Syrian Kurdish city of Qamishlo on Monday while on a mission for Rudaw TV.
Farhad Hamo and Massoud Aqeel, two freelance journalists were picked by members of the Islamic State at the Heso-Ratla junction on the main highway connecting Qamishlo to Tel Kocher.
Rudaw Media Network demands the release of both journalists and urges local tribes to play their role in securing their freedom.
Rudaw described Hamo and Aqeel as two professional journalists who have worked for the network in a professional and unbiased manner.