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UK Daily Mail 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.
The group that has kidnapped Miss Ramelli and Miss Marzullo have not yet been formally identified, but Jordanian newspaper Assabeel was quoted as saying investigators believe they an armed Islamist group which has previously kidnapped Western activists and journalists.
Although official details of the kidnapping remain sketchy, the newspaper cites a local activist as saying the women were kidnapped on August 1 and taken to the town of El Ismo, west of Aleppo where they were transported to the home of the head of the local ‘Revolutionary Council’.
The newspaper claimed the activist told them that details of the abduction came from Italian journalist Daniele Raineri of Il Foglio, who they say was taken along with the woman but managed to escape.
Speaking to the Italian newspaper Corriere Della Sera today, Miss Marzullo’s father said he had pleaded with his daughter not to travel to Syria to distribute aid, but she had insisted on doing so. Apparently speaking in a voice cracked with emotion and anxiety, Salvatore Marzullo said: ‘What could I do? Vanessa is an adult, a golden girl, brave and responsible. I tried to reason with her, I tried to convince her in every way I could not to do what she had in mind.’
Mr Marzullo said his daughter had long sympathised with the plight on Syrians and had taken part in a number of protests and demonstrations in her home city of Bergamo. While studying Linguistic and Cultural Mediation at the University of Milan, her interest in activism grew – as did her desire to travel to Syria and help.
According to their Facebook pages, the two women have made several visits to Syria since 2012. On their latest trip they flew to Turkey before sneaking into Syria through Atma – a huge refugee camp on the border between the two countries – according to La Stampa. Miss Ramelli’s most recent Facebook update was on July 31 and showed a picture of a young boy holding a rifle in a heavily shelled area of Aleppo.