Two Italian aid workers captured by Islamic extremists in Syria this summer are believed to have appeared in a new video begging for their lives.
Greta Ramelli, 20, and Vanessa Marzullo, 21, were captured by militants believed to be from Al-Qaeda affiliated group Jabhat al-Nusra in August while distributing aid in Aleppo.
Now video footage has emerged apparently showing the pair wearing niqabs, sitting in a sparse concrete room and holding a piece of paper with the date Wednesday, December 17 written on it.
The camera is placed in a fixed position in front of them, but neither look directly into it, and instead seem to be looking down at a script, as Miss Ramelli reads from it.
Speaking in badly-worded English, she says: ‘We are Gretta Ramelli and Vanessa Marzullo. We supplicate our government and its mediators to bring us back home before Christmas.
‘We are in big danger and could be killed. The government and it mediators are responsible of our lives [sic].’
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