Aid workers kidnapped in Syria

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SYRIA- According to CNN, Gunmen kidnapped seven aid workers in northwestern Syria on Sunday, officials said.

The International Committee of the Red Cross said six Red Cross workers and one Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteer were kidnapped in Syria’s Idlib province, where they had traveled to deliver medical supplies.

Ewan Watson, an ICRC spokesman in Geneva, Switzerland, said the abduction took place Sunday morning by unidentified armed men. He called for “the immediate and unconditional release of our seven colleagues.”

“Both the ICRC and the SARC work tirelessly to provide impartial humanitarian assistance for those most in need across Syria on both sides of the front lines, and incidents such as these potentially undermine our capacity to assist those who need us most,” Magne Barth, head of the ICRC’s delegation in Syria, said in a written statement.

Syria’s state-run Syrian Arab News Agency reported that an armed terrorist group opened fire on a vehicle the workers were traveling in and then abducted them.


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