How doctor dodged bullets to find abducted friend

Risking his life, he finally tracked down the captors

02 February 2018 - 10:09 By Khanyi Ndabeni
Dr Ahmad Ghandour with SA photographer Shiraaz Mohamed at Arrahma Hospital in Darkush in northern Syria. This picture was taken two days before Shiraaz was captured.
Dr Ahmad Ghandour with SA photographer Shiraaz Mohamed at Arrahma Hospital in Darkush in northern Syria. This picture was taken two days before Shiraaz was captured.
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Over the past 12 months, Dr Ahmad Ghandour has endured death threats, false leads and heavy gun fire. His car was damaged in a bombing and terrorist groups have tried to extort money from him.

He did it all in a bid to find kidnapped South African photo-journalist Shiraaz Mohamed.

But now his abductors are asking for $100 000 for a proof-of-life video.

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