( Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon confirmed Sunday that Othman Abd Alkiaan, 26, a former Bedouin physician with the hospital, was killed while fighting for the Islamic State terror group. It is unclear exactly where the battle in which he was killed took place.

“Othman Abd Alkiaan had graduated from medical school in Jordan, and after passing his certification exams in Israel, he was granted a temporary medical license and began his residency at Barzilai Medical Center in February,” the Ashkelon hospital said, according to Israel Hayom.

“He chose to do his elective residency, which was supposed to begin in May 2014, at Soroka Medical Center [in Beersheba] but he failed to report for duty. Later that month, we were approached by defense officials who inquired after him, which was when we learned that Alkiaan had joined the Islamic State group,” added the hospital.

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