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GENEVA (Reuters) - 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 on Monday.
"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 organisation was awaiting information on the remaining three.
(Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay and Tom Miles; Editing by Angus MacSwabn)
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