Syrian journalist Khaled al Issa remembered on Twitter as fearless, dedicated man

Published June 25th, 2016 - 08:50 GMT
Khaled al Issa (@Charles_Lister/Twitter)
Khaled al Issa (@Charles_Lister/Twitter)

Beloved Syrian journalist Khaled al Issa died on Friday, finally succumbing to injuries sustained earlier this month in an IED attack in Aleppo. Twitter erupted with messages of condolences after his death, especially from supporters of the Syrian revolution from both Syria and abroad.

It wasn’t all condolences, however, as some supporters of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad mocked Issa's death, alleging he supported sectarianism.

Al Issa was injured in an IED blast on June 17, before dying from his wounds yesterday. He applied for and received a visa to go to Germany for medical care, but his efforts ended up being in vain.

According to an Al Arabiya article, Issa was a pro-opposition activist as well as a journalist. He was living in Aleppo with fellow journalist/activist Hadi al Abdallah when their home was struck by the bomb, and he died in a Turkish hospital. The article echoes Twitter claims that a rebel group carried out the attack, citing activists’ belief that Nusra Front-al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria-was responsible for his death.

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