Syrian opposition lawyer, three colleagues are kidnapped

December 10, 2013 8:43 PM

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Syrian opposition lawyer, three colleagues are kidnapped

Also Tuesday, relatives of a pair of Spanish journalists revealed that the reporter-photographer team had been kidnapped by Islamist rebels in northern Syria, adding to a string of abductions of journalists inside the war-torn nation.

Kidnapping of Syrians and foreigners has become a common occurrence in rebel-held swaths of the country, where power is wielded by various armed groups, some linked to Al Qaeda. Just last week, a group of Greek Orthodox nuns was taken from a monastery in Maaloula, a historic, mostly Christian town n...

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