Rest in Power: Suhaila Siddiq—Feminist Icon, Public Servant and Lieutenant General

Afghanistan’s first female lieutenant general, Suhaila Siddiq, died on Dec. 4 at Daoud Khan military hospital in Kabul—the same hospital where she served as one of the top surgeons in the country for 36 years.

“After one especially deadly attack, she performed surgery for 24 hours straight. When a patient desperately needed a pint of blood one day, she donated it herself.”