Islamist rebels in Syria kidnap 94 civilians
More than 140,000 people have died since the Syrian conflict erupted in March 2011 (photo courtesy: telegraph.co.uk).
At least 94 women and children were kidnapped by Sunni Islamist rebels, according to a video published on Thursday.
Islamist rebels abducted the citizens --all of whom belong to President Bashar al-Assad's Alawite sect-- in rural Latakia, reuters reported.
Rebels are looking to swap those abducted in exchange for 2,000 prisoners who have been held for over a year.
The video, obtained by Al Jazeera, was not able to be independently verifed by Reuters for its authenticity.