| 16 April 2024, Tuesday |

Death of prominent Syrian opposition figure Michel Kilo

Sources in the Syrian opposition announced On Monday,  the death of opposition figure Michel Kilo, “as a result of complications after receiving the Corona virus vaccine,” after which he was transferred to the hospital where he died there, at the age of 80 years.

Kilo, a Syrian Christian journalist and writer, is considered one of the most important figures of the Syrian opposition in exile.

He was previously imprisoned several times during the rule of the late Syrian president, Hafez al-Assad, and later his son Bashar. He was also one of the leaders of what was known as the brief “Damascus Spring” in the 2000s when the current President Bashar al-Assad took power.

Since the start of the protests against the regime in 2011, Michel Kilo represented the liberal movement in the Syrian National Coalition of Opposition Forces, which is considered a legitimate interlocutor with the countries supporting the opposition, before withdrawing from it due to disagreements.