Syrian opposition figurehead Michel Kilo dies in exile aged-81 after battle with coronavirus
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Exiled Syrian opposition activist Michel Kilo died in Paris on Monday, aged 81, having contracted Covid-19. Reports of Kilo’s death circulated on Monday after the opposition figurehead had battled the virus in a Paris hospital for two weeks. Hospitalised, he penned a message to Syrians asking his compatriots to “ignore antagonistic and vindictive mentalities” telling them to unite. This call to action was carried by The New Arab’s Arabic-language sister site, Al-Araby Al-Jadeed, on 9 April, which was described as his last “political will”. Kilo was a leading Christian opposition figure, a writ…

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