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Comment: Sarout fought against the Assad regime for almost a decade, and served as a symbol of defiance and hope for many, writes James Snell.

Hundreds of mourners attended the burial of a Syrian goalkeeper who became an icon of the Syrian revolution after he died of wounds sustained in battle against regime forces.

'Goalkeeper of the revolution' killed by Syrian regime forces

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'Goalkeeper of the revolution' killed by Syrian regime forces

Abdelbaset al-Sarout rose to fame as a goalkeeper in his hometown Homs. He died as a Free Syrian Army commander, known as the 'guardian of the revolution'.

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