Syrian Opposition Coalition
Department of Media and Communications
July 5, 2022
The Syrian Opposition Coalition mourns the renowned Syrian novelist, thinker, and historian Khairy Al-Zahabi, who passed away at the age of 75 on Monday. We ask Allah to have mercy and forgiveness on him and inspire his family and loved ones patience and solace.
Al-Zahabi significantly contributed to the cultural and artistic movement as a novelist, scenarist, and translator from the English language. The editor of many Syrian cultural periodicals, his passing was a huge loss for Syrian culture.
Al-Zahabi had resisted tyranny for many years. Upon the outbreak of the Syrian revolution, he sided with the voice of the free people and left the country to escape the Assad regime’s oppression and to continue his struggle. He died in France, leaving behind a huge legacy of literary works that supplement the treasury of Syrian writers and intellectuals with his creativity and literature.
We offer our sincere condolences to his family and friends and to the free Syrian people. We belong to Allah and to Him we shall return.