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Syrian opposition figure Michel Kilo dies of COVID-19

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Prominent Syrian dissident Michel Kilo, a writer who was jailed for opposing the country’s leadership, had died in France from COVID-19, opposition politicians said on Monday.

Kilo, a Christian in his early eighties from the coastal city of Latakia, was involved in the opposition early on in the 10-year conflict in Syria that spiralled after a crackdown on mass protests against President Bashar al-Assad’s rule.

Before his exile, Kilo had tried to operate within the confines of Syria’s political system, monopolised by the Baath Party for decades.

(Reporting by Beirut bureau, Editing by Timothy Heritage)

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