VIDEO: Former famous Syrian soccer player turned jihadist uploads video of him in recently captured hill in Idlib
January 15, 2018 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos
IDLIB, Syria – A former famous Syrian soccer player turned jihadist uploaded a video yesterday of him on a recently recaptured hill top that him and his group took from the Syrian Army.
Abdul Baset al-Sarout (former goalkeeper and became famous during the Siege of Homs) was videoed at Tall Maraq in the jihadist-held Idlib province yesterday morning.
#Syria #Idlib #Hama VIDEO TODAY SHOWS The “Famous” Militant Abdul Baset al-Sarout (Former Football goalkeeper & Became famous during the Siege of Homs) – Video Shows him inside Tall Maraq Today which was captured by Militants early this morning. pic.twitter.com/dj5OddiatK
— Ivan Sidorenko (@IvanSidorenko1) January 14, 2018
The 26-year-old commander has had an uncle and four brothers killed fighting against the Syrian government.
Before the war began he had represented Syria at under 17’s and under 20’s level.
He is the Commander of Homs al-Adiyat Brigade which just seven days ago joined the Army of Glory aka Jaysh al-Izza, an internationally recognized terrorist organization.