Syrian paediatrician Muhammad Waseem Moaz killed in Aleppo

Fri 29 Apr 2016 08:43 GMT | 12:43 Local Time

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Dr Muhammad Waseem Moaz, one of the last remaining paediatricians in rebel-held Aleppo, was killed in an air strike on Thursday, BBC reports.

The attack on the al-Quds hospital left at least 14 patients and three doctors dead.

But it was Dr Moaz's death in particular that has struck a nerve.

The emotional Facebook tribute posted by a colleague has now been shared more than 23,000 times.

In it, Dr Hatem, the director of the Children's Hospital in Aleppo, praised Dr Moaz's "humanity and bravery".

He said that Dr Moaz, 36, used to work at the Children's Hospital during the day and then attend al-Quds hospital for emergencies in the evening.

"Dr Moaz and I used to spend six hours a day together.

"He was friendly, kind and he used to joke a lot with the whole staff," he said.

"He was the loveliest doctor in our hospital."




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