Syria - Majd Kamalmaz, 61, American therapist, Damascus, February 2017

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    American therapist Majd Kamalmaz was stopped at a government checkpoint in Damascus one night in February 2017 while visiting family in Syria’s fractured capital. He hasn’t been seen or heard from since.

    For nearly two years, the Kamalmaz family quietly worked with the State Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation to try to find out what happened to the 61-year-old Virginia man who has spent decades treating victims of war around the world. But their efforts have turned up almost nothing. Relatives aren’t even sure whether Mr. Kamalmaz is alive.

    Seeking Help, Family Breaks Silence on American Missing in Syria

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    Jan 22 2019
    Family of Majd Kamalmaz, American detained in Syria, appeal to Trump for help
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    "Kamalmaz, a 61-year-old therapist and grandfather, was last seen in war-torn Syria while crossing a government checkpoint where he was detained. Ula said she couldn't think of any reason why he might have been stopped.

    "He went into it with his U.S. passport. He knew that he was going in to see relatives. I mean that's what we know," Ula said.

    The Kamalmaz family has been largely silent about their father's disappearance out of fear that bringing attention to his case might put him in danger"

    Kamalmaz immigrated to the U.S. when he was six years old and became a dual-citizen.

    "We're American in every way possible. Don't let this fool you. I mean, my father always taught us that this is your country, we're not going anywhere. We were all born and raised here," Maryam said.

    A therapist who's offered free counseling to victims of Hurricane Katrina and the Indonesian tsunami, Kamalmaz traveled the world – but his family wants him back here in the States.

    "Dad, we love you. We miss you. And we're working hard to bring you home," Maryam said, choking up with emotion."
     
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