Kidnapped aid worker arrives from Syria after release

Federico Motka taken captive in March 2013

(ANSA) - Rome, May 27 - An Italian aid worker kidnapped in Syria in 2013 arrived in Rome on Tuesday morning, a day after being released. Federico Motka was "very tired but well" according to Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini, who went to Rome's Ciampino airport to meet him. Motka was released on Monday near the Turkish border, over 14 months after being taken prisoner on March 12, 2013.
    Mogherini thanked the foreign ministry and the Italian security services for the successful outcome to the case and Motka's family for their faith in the public institutions.


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