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Prime Minister: Syria must answer for UK surgeon's death

The Prime Minister has written a personal letter to the mother of a British surgeon who died in Syria calling his death as a "sickening" tragedy. Dr Abbas Khan's sister told ITV News that helping to find answers is "the least" the government can do.

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British surgeon dies in Syrian jail after year in custody

Dr Abbas Khan entered Syria as a humanitarian worker from Turkey almost a year ago. Credit: ITV News/Family handout

A British surgeon who was held prisoner in Syria for over a year has died, his sister has confirmed to ITV News.

Dr Abbas Khan's family are said to be "heartbroken" after learning of his death.

Dr Khan was arrested by the Assad regime almost a year ago after entering Syria as a humanitarian worker.

Last month, his family urged the Foreign Secretary to intervene to secure his release.

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