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American detained in Syria moved to undisclosed location, family says

An American psychotherapist's family is more worried than ever about the dual US-Syrian citizen who disappeared in Damascus in 2017 as a potential coronavirus outbreak looms over Syria’s prisons.

The family of Majd Kamalmaz, an American psychotherapist who disappeared in Damascus in 2017, says their missing patriarch has been moved to an unknown location inside Syria. 

“We sent back some of the connections we have to locate him and see how he’s doing, and they weren’t able to find him,” said Maryam Kamalmaz, one of his five children. “That made us very concerned.”

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