'I was scared I'd be killed ' says Quirico
'3 groups handled us' says freed Syria reporter09 September, 16:39
Quirico, 61, told the prosecutors, who are obliged to treat the case as a criminal one under Italian law, that he and Belgian academic Pierre Piccinin were stopped in April by armed men on two pick-up trucks.
"We were blindfolded for the first few days: I was afraid I would be killed," said the veteran La Stampa war correspondent.
He said he thought he and Piccinin were held captive by three groups, alternately.