World Bulletin / News Desk
A Polish journalist was taken hostage by armed groups in northwest Syrian Wednesday, opposition activists said.
Marcin Suder was abducted from an opposition media office in the rebel-held town of Saraqeb in Idlib province, activists from the area told Reuters.
The Polish Foreign Ministry said it had set up a team of specialists based in Warsaw and its embassies in the Middle East to deal with what it described as his "likely" kidnapping, but declined to comment on whether it would send anyone into Syria.
Suder was alone in Syria on assignment for, among others, the Polish photo agency Studio Melon, the agency said.
Paulina Okonska, Suder's fiancée, who also works with Studio Melon, told Reuters she had exchanged emails with Suder on Tuesday but could not confirm he had been kidnapped.
Syrian opposition activist Manhal Barish was beaten in the raid on the office, which activists said was conducted by a group of gunmen.