Two Italian Women Freed from Captivity in Syria

Two Italian aid workers abducted in Syria last summer have been released, the Italian government said Thursday, according to AFP.

“Greta Ramelli and Vanessa Marzullo are free, they will return to Italy soon,” the government said in a tweet from its official account.

Officials did not immediately release any further details of how the two young women had come to be freed by or from their unknown abductors. The foreign ministry said it was the result of “intense work by team Italy.”

Team Italy = Substantial Ransom