Syrian soccer player follows arc of Syria's war _ from protester to rebel in brutal Homs siege

  • by: BARBARA SURK , Associated Press
  • Updated: May 19, 2014 - 5:00 AM

BEIRUT — He began as a local hero on the soccer field, playing for the most popular team of his home city Homs and rising toward national stardom across Syria. But when the uprising against President Bashar Assad began, Abdelbaset Sarout left all of it to lead peaceful protests, rallying thousands to demand Assad leave power.

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