Terrorists Abduct Iranian Pilgrims in Syria

TEHRAN (FNA)- A group of gunmen in Syria kidnapped 11 Iranian pilgrims traveling by road from Turkey to Damascus.

The gunmen stopped a bus with 49 Iranians after it left the town of Halab on Thursday. The gunmen abducted 11 young men from the group but let go the other passengers, who included women, elderly men and three children.

Yet, bandits later attacked the rest of the group, stealing their money and valuables.

Iranian pilgrims routinely visit Syria to pay homage to Shiite holy shrines.

Last month, 7 Iranian engineers building a power plant in central Syria were kidnapped. They have not yet been released.