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02/20/2015 12:02 pm ET Updated Apr 22, 2015

Swedish Freelance Journalist Missing In Syrian-Turkish Border Area: Report

SANLIURFA, TURKEY - NOVEMBER 14: Smoke, rising from Kobani (Ayn al-Arab) town of northern Syria during the missile and mortar
SANLIURFA, TURKEY - NOVEMBER 14: Smoke, rising from Kobani (Ayn al-Arab) town of northern Syria during the missile and mortar attacks between Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) and Kurdish armed groups near Syrian-Turkish border crossing, is seen from Suruc district of Turkey's Sanliurfa on November 14, 2014. (Photo by Ali Ihsan Ozturk/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

STOCKHOLM, Feb 20 (Reuters) - A Swedish freelance journalist has gone missing in the Syrian-Turkish border area, the Swedish newspaper Expressen reported on Friday, without disclosing its sources.

The journalist was not identified but was described as in his 30s. He had planned to enter an area of Syria controlled by Islamic State militants via the Turkish town of Gaziantep but had not been heard of for four days, the paper reported.

A Swedish foreign ministry spokesman declined to comment. (Reporting by Niklas Pollard; editing by Andrew Roche)