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Jordanian reporter recovering after Philippine kidnap ordeal

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A Jordanian TV reporter on Thursday described escaping captivity by Islamic militants in the southern Philippine jungle following an 18-month kidnap ordeal that saw him lose a third of his body weight. 

Jordanian TV journalist Bakr Atyani rests at a hospital in Jolo, on the southern island of Mindanao on December 5, 2013, hours after he was discovered on a jungle road

Looking gaunt and haggard, with his cheeks hollowed out, Bakr Atyani said from hospital that he sneaked out after his guards from the Al-Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf group went to get supplies.

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