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Italian women kidnapped in Syria: report

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Italian women kidnapped in Syria: report
A Syrian man crosses a street in Aleppo, where buildings were damaged following fighting between Syrian government forces and opposition forces on July 19th 2014. Photo: Ahmed Deeb/AFP
19:04 CEST+02:00
Two Italian aid workers have been kidnapped in Syria, according to reports on Wednesday. The Italian foreign ministry has confirmed that two of its citizens are missing.

According to reports, Vanessa Marzullo di Brembate, from Bergamo, and Greta Ramelli, from Besozzo in the Lombardy province of Varese, were kidnapped in the northern city of Aleppo a few days ago.

The ministry confirmed in a statement published on Ansa that two Italian citizens were missing and a search was underway.

The women had been working on humanitarian projects in Aleppo since the end of July.

 
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