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Dane kidnapped in Syria

Five Doctors without Borders workers haven't been heard from since Thursday


As the fighting in Syria continues, five Doctors without Borders staffers have been kidnapped, including one Dane (Photo: Scanpix)

January 5, 2014
08:11

by JC


Læger uden Grænser, the Danish branch of Doctors without Borders (MSF), has confirmed that a Danish national is among five MSF workers who have been kidnapped in northern Syria.

“We are in contact with all relevant parties and the employees’ families, and are doing all that we can to re-establish contact with our colleagues,” Læger uden Grænser said in a statement. “Out of consideration for our colleagues’ safety, Læger uden Grænser will not release any additional information at this point.”

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Other MSF chapters have confirmed the nationality of the other kidnapping victims as being Belgian, Swedish, Swiss and Peruvian. 

According to the Telegraph, the five MSF workers were taken “for questioning” from a MSF house in northern Syria and have not been heard from since Thursday. 



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