Abdelbasset Sarout, the former Syrian national soccer goalkeeper. Photo: AP

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

  • Sarout was a goalkeeper from Homs, who became its most popular singer of protest songs after Syrian uprising broke out in 2011
  • Four of Sarout’s brothers, as well as his father, had all died in earlier fighting against pro-government forces
Topic |   Syrian conflict

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Abdelbasset Sarout, the former Syrian national soccer goalkeeper. Photo: AP
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