Italian pro-Kurdish activist wounded in Syria
He was transferred to a hospital in Erbil, the capital of the Iraqi Kurdish autonomous region
An Italian pro-Kurdish activist has been seriously wounded in Syria, the country's foreign affairs ministry said Saturday.
Alessandro De Ponti, 23 -- who was hit in the arm near the border with Iraqi Kurdistan -- was in a serious but not critical condition, Italian media said.
A member of a far-left Italian collective "Tana Libera Tutti", De Ponti is believed to have been trying to bring humanitarian aid to the war-torn region.
He was transferred to a hospital in Erbil, the capital of the Iraqi Kurdish autonomous region.
It is still unclear how he was hurt.
A small number of Western volunteers are believed to be fighting with Kurdish militias in both Syria and Iraq.