Aleppo, Syria, Oct. 23, 2018. A photo shows the paramedic Alaa 'Aliwi who was kidnapped by unknown gunmen in Idlib, Northern Syria. 'Aliwi managed to escape a month after his kidnapping and returned to his family in the town of Kafr Naha in Western Aleppo. In September, 2018, unknown gunmen kidnapped 'Aliwi in the village of Sahiyan in the city of Khan Sheikhoun, Southern Idlib. Dozens of humanitarian workers and medical and media staff have been kidnapped in areas outside the Syrian government forces' control in Northern Syria. The kidnappers released some of the kidnapped people for a ransom.