Armed gangs kidnap 13 Lebanese pilgrims in Syria
[Iran Press TV] Anti-Syrian government armed gangs have kidnapped at least 13 Lebanese pilgrims as the country is still grappling with the ongoing violence, Press TV reports.
The men were kidnapped in the Syrian city of Aleppo
...For centuries, Aleppo was Greater Syria's largest city and the Ottoman Empire's third, after Constantinople and Cairo. Although relatively close to Damascus in distance, Aleppans regard Damascenes as country cousins...
while they were returning to Leb from a pilgrimage in Iran.
The abductees, who were travelling by land, were still on the Syrian-Turkish border when they were kidnapped. The armed gangs allegedly hijacked their bus, then kidnapped the men and released the women.
There is no more information about the location of the abductees.
Crisis-hit Syria has been the scene of killings, kabooms, and abductions over the past year.
Foreign-backed gangs carry out terrorist operations in the country since the unrest began in March 2011.
The Syrian government says ''outlaws, saboteurs and armed terrorist groups'' are behind the unrest, adding that the violence is being orchestrated from abroad.
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