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Islamic State executes 10 doctors for refusing to treat its wounded fighters

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h1963 (Published 10 April 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h1963
  1. Sophie Arie
  1. 1London

Militants in the self proclaimed Islamic State (IS) have reportedly executed 10 doctors near the Iraqi city of Mosul after they refused to treat wounded IS fighters.

Iranian and Iraqi media quoted an unnamed local source who said that the doctors were killed in Hammam al-Alil, a desert area 24 km south of the city of Mosul that has been in IS control since last June. PressTV, a 24 hour English news service owned by Iran, which opposes …

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