Red Cross confirms kidnapping of 7 aid workers in Syria
GENEVA (AFP) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Sunday that six of its aid workers and a member of the Syrian Red Crescent had been kidnapped by gunmen in Syria.
"Six ICRC staff members and one member of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent have been abducted in Idlib in north-western Syria," ICRC spokesman Ewan Watson told AFP at the organisation's Geneva base.
"We don't know who took them. It was unidentified armed men," he added, when pressed on whether the kidnappers were thought to be from Syria's rebel side or militias loyal to President Bashar al-Assad.
"We're calling for their immediate, unconditional and safe release," he said.