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Kidnapped Doctor Freed After Paying $100,000 Ransom

Kidnappings have become widespread in Syria, with groups demanding large ransoms writes Zaman Al Wasl
Kidnapped Doctor Freed After Paying $100,000 Ransom

A kidnapped field doctor in northwestern Syria has been freed after his family paid the $100,000 ransom, local sources said Sunday.

Dr. Khalil al-Agha is the Head of Health Directorate in opposition-held areas and one of the medics who joined the Syrian revolution. He a gained reputation for his work in field hospitals.

Five days ago, an armed group kidnapped al-Agha from his hospital in the village of Kherbat al-Jouz at the Turkish border and issued a ransom demand.


This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

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