10/14/2013 09:09 EDT | Updated 01/23/2014 06:58 EST

4 of 7 aid workers kidnapped in Syria released

Three of the six Red Cross aid workers abducted by gunmen in northwest Syria on Sunday have been released, along with a volunteer from the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) 
said today.

"Good news! We confirm that the Syrian Red Crescent volunteer and three out of six ICRC colleagues have been released safe and sound," Robert Mardini, head of ICRC operations for the Near and Middle East, said in a tweet.

ICRC spokesman Ewan Watson said they were released in the Idlib region. The organization was awaiting information on the remaining three.

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