Canada 'aware' of reports that citizen kidnapped in Syria

A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter talks on the phone during fighting against Islamic State (IS) group on November 8, 2014 in the Syrian besieged border town of KobaneCanada said Sunday it was “aware of reports” that one of its nationals may have been kidnapped in Syria, amid suggestions it could have been a woman fighting alongside Kurdish forces in Kobane. The US-based monitoring group SITE said Islamic State jihadists claimed a woman described as a “female Zionist soldier” had been captured in the embattled Syrian border town. Some jihadists said the woman might be Gill Rosenberg, a Canadian-Israeli dual national who had served in the Israel Defense Forces and had volunteered to fight with the Kurds, the monitoring group said. “The Government of Canada is aware of reports that a Canadian citizen was kidnapped in Syria,” a foreign ministry statement said.

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