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British Foreign Secretary William Hague said Mr. Conroy was “safely in Lebanon, where he is receiving full consular assistance.”

In a message on his Twitter account, Britain’s ambassador to Lebanon, Tom Fletcher, said embassy staff was looking after Mr. Conroy, who was “doing well.” In a statement, the Sunday Times said he was “in good shape and good spirits.”

Mr. Fletcher said Mr. Conroy’s experience was “a chilling testimony to what families in Homs (are) experiencing.”

Associated Press writers Elaine Ganley in Paris; Bouazza Ben Bouazza in Tunis, Tunisia; and Anita Snow at the United Nations contributed to this report.