Goalkeeper turned rebel fighter dies in northwest Syria

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BEIRUT- A Syrian goalkeeper turner rebel fighter who starred in an award-winning documentary died Saturday of wounds sustained fighting regime forces in northwestern Syria, his faction and a war monitor said. Abdel-Basset al-Sarout, 27, was a goalkeeper from the central city of Homs, who became its most popular singer of protest songs after the Syrian uprising broke out in March 2011. Following a brutal government crackdown on peaceful protests, he took up arms against the forces of President Bashar al-Assad's...

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