AL-QAEDA KIDNAPS ITALIAN PRIEST IN SYRIA

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Tue Jul 30, 2013 4:11

TEHRAN (FNA)- Al Qaeda-linked terrorists in the Eastern Syrian city
of Raqqa abducted a prominent Italian Jesuit priest.

The terrorist group's members kidnapped father Paolo Dall'Oglio on
Monday while he was walking in the city, which had fallen under the
control of militant extremist brigades, the sources in Raqqa province
told Reuters.

The unrest in Syria started in March 2011, when pro-reform protests
turned into a massive insurgency following intervention of western
and regional states.

Many Syrians who sided with the opposition at start of the protests
have now turned to side with the government and the army to defend
their country against foreign-backed extremists.