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Prominent Doctor Freed Through Help of Douma rebels

Activists had accused Nusra Front of kidnapping him
Prominent Doctor Freed Through Help of Douma rebels

A prominent doctor has been freed after 73 days of detention, through the assistance of rebels from Douma, according to a Zaman al-Wasl reporter. He did not identify the kidnappers.


Activists have accused a key Al-Qaeda group in Syria, the Nusra Front, of kidnapping Dr. Ahmed Salim al-Boukaei, and prominent activist Razan Zeitouneh, but the Front has denied the accusations, according to a statement obtained by Zaman al-Wasl.


Ahmed Taha, commander of the Douma Martyrs brigade, said many rebel battalions had cooperated to have the field doctor released.


Taha told Zaman al-Wasl that the rebels’ command center in eastern Ghouta is monitoring the cases of all kidnapped revolutionary activists and rebels "are actively pursuing their release, including Zeitouneh."


Translated and edited by The Syrian Observer


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