ICRC: Four of seven kidnapped aid workers freed in Syria

By REUTERS
October 14, 2013 15:59

 
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GENEVA - Three of the six Red Cross aid workers abducted by gunmen in northwest Syria on Sunday have been released, along with a volunteer from the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Monday.

"Good news! We confirm that the Syrian Red Crescent volunteer and three out of six ICRC colleagues have been released safe and sound," Robert Mardini, head of ICRC operations for the Near and Middle East, said in a tweet.

ICRC spokesman Ewan Watson said they were released in the Idlib region. The organization was awaiting information on the remaining three.

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