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Freed hostage in Syria: 'I wanted to kill myself'

20 September 2013 Last updated at 14:12 BST

Belgian teacher, Pierre Piccinin da Prata, who was held hostage in Syria for five months along with Italian war correspondent Domeneic Quirico, has been speaking to the BBC about his ordeal.

They both endured long, dangerous journeys that took them halfway across Syria as the battle frontlines shifted and they were forced to decamp.

Mr Pierre Piccinin da Prata talked of how his fellow hostage saved him and of the times when he wanted to kill himself.

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