Bulgaria-Educated Syrian Director Murdered in DamascusWorld | August 8, 2012, Wednesday // 08:00| views
The civil war in Syria has been raging for almost 1.5 years. Photo by EPA/BGNES
Syrian director Bassam Mohieddine, who was educated in Bulgaria, has been murdered during the continuing civil strife in his country.
Bassam Mohieddine was killed on Sunday in a Damascus suburb that the army of the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad took over from the rebels, the Syrian National Institute announced in a communique Wednesday, as cited by BGNES.
Mohieddine comes from Syria's Alawite minority, to which Syrian President Bashar al-Assad also belongs, while the majority of the Syrians and the Syrian rebels are Sunni Muslims, international media point out.
Bassam Mohieddine, who was born in 1955 in Tartus, is a graduate of Bulgaria's National Academy for Theater and Film Arts.
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