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Red Cross team kidnapped in Syria

Beirut (AP) - A spokesman for the International Committee of the Red Cross says gunmen in Syria kidnapped seven of its people early Sunday after stopping their convoy along a roadside in the northern part of the war-torn country.

Spokesman Simon Schorno in Damascus says the abduction took place near the town of Saraqeb in Idlib province around 11:30 a.m. local time as the team was returning to Damascus. He said six of the people kidnapped are ICRC staff workers and one is a volunteer from the Syrian Red Crescent.

Schorno declined to provide the nationalities of the six ICRC employees.

Syria's state news agency, quoting an anonymous official, said the gunmen opened fire on the ICRC team's four vehicles before seizing the Red Cross workers. The news agency blamed "terrorists," a term the government uses to refer to those opposed to President Bashar Assad.


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