Fadwa Soliman

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Soliman in 2003

Fadwa Soliman or Fadwa Suleiman (17 May 1970[1] – 17 August 2017) was a Syrian actress and activist. She was born in Aleppo, Syria. She led a Sunni-majority protest against Bashar al-Assad's government in Homs.[2] She became one of the most recognized faces of the Syrian Civil War.[3][4]

On 17 August 2017 Soliman died of cancer while in exile in Paris, aged 47.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Who's who: Fadwa Suleiman". The Syrian Observer. 28 December 2015. Archived from the original on 17 August 2017. Retrieved 17 August 2017.
  2. Basma Atassi (23 November 2011) "Q&A: Syria's daring actress", Al Jazeera.
  3. Khaled Yacoub Oweis (5 January 2012) "Syrian actress treads new stage in Syrian protests" Archived 2015-09-24 at the Wayback Machine, Reuters.
  4. Amrutha Gayathri (March 31, 2012) "Fadwa Suleiman: Actress And Alawite Icon Of Syrian Revolt Warns Of Sectarian Violence", International Business Times.
  5. "Syrian actress who rallied crowds against Assad dies". AP NEWS. 17 August 2017.

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