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Damascus: Doctor killed in FSA‑attack

KURDWATCH, December 2, 2013—On November 22, 2013, the doctor Ziwar Jamal Manja (b. 1981 in al‑Qamishli) was killed along with four other doctors, five nurses, and two ambulance drivers in a Free Syrian Army attack on a hospital in Dayr ʿAtiyah (just under ninety miles north of Damascus). Dayr ʿAtiyah is located on the road between Damascus and Homs. The strategically important city is largely controlled by the FSA. The hospital remains under the control of the Syrian regime. Manja was about to complete his specialist training in medicine.


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