Joy as journalist held hostage is reunited with his son

The joy of a journalist as he was reunited with his son has been captured on camera. He was one of two Spanish journalists who had been kidnapped in Syria six months ago by radical Islamist rebels have been released.

Spanish newspaper El Mundo's Middle East correspondent Javier Espinosa called the newspaper's newsroom late on Saturday to say he and freelance photographer Ricardo Garcia Vilanova had been released and to inform their families.

Spain's Foreign Ministry confirmed the men had been freed.