Syrian Coalition – Syria
Department of Media and Communications
June 8, 2019
The Syrian Coalition mourns the death of the fallen hero and the free revolutionist Abdul Basset Sarout, who on Saturday succumbed to injuries he suffered during the ‘Defeating the Aggressors’ offensive in the northern Hama countryside.
Sarout was at the forefront of the peaceful Syrian revolutionaries who persisted in anti-regime demonstrations and sit-in protests. Born in Homs, the capital of the Syrian Revolution, he along with his fellow revolutionaries defended the city with all the possible means. He was the nightingale of the Syrian Revolution who was persistently harrassed by the Assad regime. Sarout passed away today, with utmost honor and making a sublime sacrifice.
As the Syrian people continue the march on the path of freedom, we lose yet new symbols of the revolution. Their loss, however, will only serve to strengthen our determination. Every new fallen hero, detainee, injured, a drop of blood, and every sacrifice for the sake of Syrians’ freedom strengthens our determination and perseverance to carry on with the revolution and boosts our realization of the importance of the goals of our struggle.
Through the message of sacrifice and giving, we remember the fundamental goals of the revolution for which Sarout fought along with the rest of our fallen heroes, namely the goals of freedom, justice and equality.
Today, we bid farewell to one of the most true symbols of the Syrian revolution and whose support for the revolution did not waver a single day. Sarout will remain a prime example of the noble and free Syrian who showed utmost sincerity and devotion in the fight for the Syrian people’s revolution, both in their peaceful and armed struggles.
We extend our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Sarout as well as to all the sons and daughters of Homs and Syria.
May his soul rest in peace. May the revolution of freedom and dignity emerge victorious.
Long live Syria and its people, free and with honor.
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