Report: priest kidnapped after Syrian city falls to rebels
April 01, 2015
The al-Nusra Front, a Syrian rebel group that is a branch of al-Qaeda, has seized control of Idlib, a city of 165,000 in northwestern Syria.
The Fides news agency reported that Father Ibrahim Farah, a Greek Orthodox priest who chose to remain in the city, has been kidnapped and awaits a jihadist trial. Other Christians were kidnapped as well, according to the report.
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- Syrian military source alleges Turkish role in Idlib offensive (Reuters)
- Idlib in the hands of jihadists. Orthodox priest kidnapped (Fides)
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