Letters Doctors and Islamic State

Author’s reply to ElSayed and colleagues, Obeidalla, and Hamad

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h4176 (Published 05 August 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h4176
  1. Duncan Gardham, security journalist1
  1. 1London, UK
  1. duncan.gardham{at}gmail.com

The articles about the publicity campaign to attract doctors to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and their success in attracting two groups of British doctors studying in Sudan, did not mean to imply that similar problems are not faced elsewhere.1 2

Some respondents cited figures showing Sudan does not appear in analysis on foreign fighters in Syria.3 Such analysis has been based largely on official figures and because the regime in Sudan has not published such figures it is difficult to know where they fall on the scale. More relevant to this article, 23 doctors from …

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