Fate of the seven Iranian Engineers and technicians abducted in Syria. Five Iranian engineers were abducted in Syria on December 20th en route to the 450-MW power plant, they were involved in building in Homs city, West of Syria. Two other Iranians were also abducted on December 21st. Reliable sources state that the group calling itself "Free Syria Army", Syria's main opposition armed group composed of defected Syrian Armed Forces personnel is responsible for abductions. This group is based in Turkey, near Syria border. Reliable sources state that the engineers may have been taken across border to Turkey.