Syria's Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad
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Syria UK doctor 'took his own life' - Faisal Mekdad

Syria's Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad said British doctor Abbas Khan committed suicide using his pyjamas to hang himself.

The 32-year-old orthopaedic surgeon from London travelled to the city of Aleppo last year to help civilians.

Dr Khan was arrested by Syrian security forces and detained close to Damascus - he was due to be released on Friday.

His death was announced by the Syrian government who said that Dr Khan had committed suicide while in custody.

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