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Aid workers in Syrian camp at risk after IS kills medic

By AFP
January 17, 2022

Beirut: Aid workers in Syria’s largest camp for displaced people face an unprecedented threat, a Kurdish official said on Sunday, following the murder of a 26-year-old health worker by the IS.

The Kurdish Red Crescent on Wednesday announced the death of a staff member from a gunshot wound "while carrying out his humanitarian duties" in northeastern Syria’s Al-Hol camp. Two members of the Islamic State group (IS) killed the aid worker after entering the medical centre using false identities, according to the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which relies on a network of sources inside Syria.

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