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Thu Sep 5, 2013, 10:33 AM

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MSF Surgeon Killed in Syria

September 5, 2013—A Syrian surgeon working for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Dr. Muhammad Abyad, has been killed in northern Syria. His body was found on Sept. 3 in Aleppo province. He was 28 years old.

MSF would like to express its sincere condolences to the family and friends of Dr. Abyad, who was working in an MSF-run hospital in Aleppo province treating victims of the conflict.

While the exact circumstances of Dr. Abyad’s death remain unclear, MSF condemns the attack against a surgeon who was relentlessly working to alleviate a desperate humanitarian situation in the region while his own country was at war.

"His death is a terrible loss to his family, to the patients that he was treating, and to MSF," said Joan Tubau, MSF General Director. "We are outraged by this attack against a young and highly motivated surgeon who was working to save the lives of Syrians affected by the conflict."

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