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Spain says it will seek Syrian government help to find 3 Spanish journalists reported missing

  • Spain's Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo pauses after speaking about three missing Spanish journalists in Syria during a conference in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, July 22, 2015. Spain says it is trying to establish what happened to three Spanish freelance journalists reported to have gone missing around the embattled northern Syrian city of Aleppo and that it will contact the government in Damascus over the case. (AP Photo/Paul White)

    Spain's Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo pauses after speaking about three missing Spanish journalists in Syria during a conference in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, July 22, 2015. Spain says it is trying to establish what happened to three Spanish freelance journalists reported to have gone missing around the embattled northern Syrian city of Aleppo and that it will contact the government in Damascus over the case. (AP Photo/Paul White)  (The Associated Press)

  • Spain's Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo pauses after speaking about three missing Spanish journalists in Syria, during a press conference in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, July 22, 2015. Spain says it is trying to establish what happened to three Spanish freelance journalists reported to have gone missing around the embattled northern Syrian city of Aleppo and that it will contact the government in Damascus over the case. (AP Photo/Paul White)

    Spain's Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo pauses after speaking about three missing Spanish journalists in Syria, during a press conference in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, July 22, 2015. Spain says it is trying to establish what happened to three Spanish freelance journalists reported to have gone missing around the embattled northern Syrian city of Aleppo and that it will contact the government in Damascus over the case. (AP Photo/Paul White)  (The Associated Press)

  • Spain's Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo arrives for a press conference where he spoke about three missing Spanish journalists in Syria, in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, July 22, 2015. Spain says it is trying to establish what happened to three Spanish freelance journalists reported to have gone missing around the embattled northern Syrian city of Aleppo and that it will contact the government in Damascus over the case. (AP Photo/Paul White)

    Spain's Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo arrives for a press conference where he spoke about three missing Spanish journalists in Syria, in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, July 22, 2015. Spain says it is trying to establish what happened to three Spanish freelance journalists reported to have gone missing around the embattled northern Syrian city of Aleppo and that it will contact the government in Damascus over the case. (AP Photo/Paul White)  (The Associated Press)

Spain says it is trying to establish what happened to three Spanish freelance journalists reported to have gone missing around the embattled northern Syrian city of Aleppo and that it will contact the government in Damascus over the case.

Justice Minister Rafael Catala told Spain's Cadena SER radio on Wednesday that the government had no news regarding the three and could not say if authorities are treating their disappearance as a kidnapping.

A Spanish journalism association reported on Tuesday the three were missing since July 13. They had traveled to Syria to report on the country's long-running civil war.

In another interview late Tuesday, Catala said it was necessary "to find out what happened, who is holding these journalists, why, and if the possible captors are looking for a ransom."