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Two female Italian aid workers who ignored their parents’ pleas and snuck into Syria have been kidnapped by Islamist militants

    Greta Ramelli, 20, and Vanessa Marzullo, 21, were working in city of Aleppo
    They have been involved in humanitarian projects in Syria since 2012
    Unknown Islamist group believed to have taken the women to nearby village
    Italian foreign ministry says it is working 'belly to the ground' to find them
    Miss Marzullo's father Salvatore has spoken of 'torment' of the abduction
    Begged daughter not to travel to Syria but she insisted on helping refugees

By John Hall For Mailonline

Published: 05:25 EST, 14 August 2014 | Updated: 07:41 EST, 14 August 2014

Two female Italian aid workers have been kidnapped by Islamist militants in northern Syria.

Greta Ramelli, 20, and Vanessa Marzullo, 21, were working on humanitarian projects in the embattled city of Aleppo the Italian foreign ministry said, admitting that contact with the women is 'impossible'.

Today Salvatore Marzullo, the father of Vanessa, spoke of his 'sickening' fear for his daughter's safety, as Italy's deputy foreign minister said the country is working 'belly to the ground' to find them.


Abducted: Vanessa Marzullo, 21 (left) and Greta Ramelli, 20, (right) were working on humanitarian projects in Syria, the Italian foreign ministry said, admitting that contact with the women is 'impossible'

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