Abdelbasset Sarout, star soccer player turned rebel icon, dies in Syria fighting

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Abdelbasset Sarout, star soccer player turned rebel icon, dies in Syria fighting

A Syrian star soccer player turned fighter, who became an icon of the revolt died on Saturday after getting injured battling government forces in the northwest, his faction said.Abdelbasset Sarout, 27, once a well-known goalkeeper from the city of Homs, gained a new kind of fame when the popular uprising against Bashar al-Assad’s rule erupted in 2011.He was dubbed the “singer of the revolution” for chanting songs at rallies that eulogised slain protesters or vilified the president.After the…

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