45 people, mostly women and children, kidnapped in Syria — reports

45 people, mostly women and children, kidnapped in Syria

45 people, mostly women and children, kidnapped in Syria

A group of armed men have attacked a bus in Syria and kidnapped 45 people, mostly women and children, who were traveling from Idlib province to Damascus, RIA Novosti reported citing Al Mayadeen TV.

­No details on the incident were immediately available.

The conflict in Syria has been ongoing since March 2011, and has claimed the lives of nearly 70,000 people, according to UN estimates.