Doctors are being terrorized in Iraq. “Abu Mohammed can’t go near a hospital now. The Iraqi bone specialist, 37, has lived in fear since August, when his younger brother, also a doctor, was shot dead one night while walking home from his clinic in Baghdad. Abu Mohammed bought a pistol after that, but he still doesn’t feel safe. Recently he was offered a managerial job at one of the city’s biggest hospitals. He’s scared to accept it. His wife owned a pharmacy; she sold it in November. A week or so ago a doctor friend of theirs was kidnapped from his clinic in the city’s Mansour district””the latest of their friends to vanish.”

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