Red Crescent first aider killed in Syria: ICRC

Reuters News
Posted: Jun 23, 2012 1:23 PM

GENEVA, June 23 - A volunteer with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent was shot and killed while on first aid duty in Deir Ezzor in eastern Syria on Friday, the Geneva-based International Committee of the Red Cross said in a statement on Saturday.

Bashar al-Youssef, 23, was the fourth member of the Red Crescent to be killed in Syria since September, the statement said. He was wearing a uniform clearly marked with the red crescent emblem when he was shot, it said.