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"As in any ground-breaking research, our greatest barrier is our own fear! Our own doubts... The only thing holding us back, is how far we are willing to go."
— Dr. Salim, heard in the mission Life.

Doctor Yousef Salim[1] is a character in Call of Duty: Black Ops III. Dr. Salim was interrogated by Jacob Hendricks on the CIA's illegal experiments on a black ops project.


Yousef Salim was born in 2001, in Cairo, Egypt. Salim became a doctor and worked for the Coalescence Corporation and the CIA under the SP/Corvus project. Dr. Salim was a part of Coalescence's illegal experiments on soldiers, which was led by Sebastian Krueger. Dr. Salim worked as an psychotherapist on patients to find them comfort from the experiments' effects that made them emotionally unstable.

Dr. Salim concluded on making the "Frozen Forest", a mind plant to calm soldiers. After the Singapore Disaster that took 300,000 people, Salim's status was unknown. As a result of the disaster, the AI Corvus survived and infected Commander John Taylor and his team.

Black Ops III[]

Dr. Salim was captured by the Egyptian Army. Interrogated by Winslow Accord Agent Jacob Hendricks, the NRC attack the Egyptian Army. Dr. Salim is later captured by Taylor, Maretti and Hall for interrogation. During this interrogation, Salim reveals of what he did for the project, and that Krueger was leading the illegal experiments. Taylor thanked Dr. Salim, as the latter was executed by the Commander.


In reality, the Player died of surgical complications. Dr. Salim was killed by rogue Agent Dylan Stone, who was killed during the lengthy manhunt by Hendricks.

Salim's Research[]

The following quotes from Salim's research can be heard through the mission Life, when going through the huge trees of the Frozen Forest:

"The human mind holds many mysteries. Bio-augmentation technology has given us the tools we need to unlock many of these mysteries.. herding a whole new era in the treatment of physiological trauma."
— Research audio #1
"Our ability to analyse and an in essence quantify neurological activity has advanced more in the last 5 years than in the previous 50. Such data allows us to better diagnose, understand and ultimately treat each individual's uniquely personal condition."
— Research audio #2
"The nature of memory, or more specifically, its elusive and sometimes entirely subjective nature, has been at the heart of my own neurological research."
— Research audio #3
"Over the last century, countless studies into the use of techniques such as Hypnotherapy and NLP have clearly demonstrated that the human mind is an extremely malleable and fragile thing."
— Research audio #4
"Cognitive neuro-interfacing isn't just science-fiction. We're fast approaching a reality that even allow us to remove specific memories of severe psychological trauma, with the same surgical precision with which we remove any physiological anomaly."
— Research audio #5
"As in any ground-breaking research, our greatest barrier is our own fear! Our own doubts... The only thing holding us back, is how far we are willing to go."
— Research audio #6
"Should the international community refuse to endorse the use of human trials in any form? Heh. I have little doubt that we will once again see scientific progress fall under the control of unscrupulous regimes and individuals for their own uncertain goals. This would be a tragic. "
— Research audio #7