Middle East

June 12, 2008

Kidnapped, threatened, Iraqi doctor won't abandon post

With his British residency and comfortable savings, Dr. Muthaffar Kurukchi could leave Iraq, joining more than 15,000 Iraqi medical professionals who've fled the country since the war began. But he's determined to stay, and every morning, he shows up at the private hospital he runs, smiling and bespectacled, and he works his way through 60 wounded patients before 4 p.m.

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