Popular Syrian comedian killed in Damascus

Popular Syrian comedian killed in Damascus

PanARMENIAN.Net - Popular Syrian comedian Yassin Bakush was killed on Sunday, Feb 24 after his car was hit by a shell in an area of war-torn southern Damascus, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, according to AFP.

Anti-regime activists blamed the Syrian army for his death, and distributed via the Internet an amateur video of the body of a man believed to be Bakush, along with images of his passport and identity card.

Born in 1938, Bakush was famous across the Arab world for his roles in several television serials, theater productions and films, which poked fun at politics and society in Syria at a time when state censorship was stifling.

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