BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:00 A.M.) – Friends and colleagues of late RT correspondent Khaled Al-Khatib honoured his memory in front of a mural, in Salamyyah Park, on Tuesday.
Director of the Khatwa voluntary team, where Al-Khatib worked, said, “We wanted to dedicate a mural for his soul so that we will remember him here in Salamyyah… his original homeland where he lived.”
The mural artist spoke tearfully about the journalist, “Khaled Al-Khatib is a pride for his country, family, and Salamyyah; when he was alive, and when he died.”
Mourners paid their respects to deceased journalist at Salamyyah cemetery where he was buried.
Al-Khatib was accompanying troops of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) while they were on a mission to liberate the town of al-Sukhna, in the eastern countryside of Homs. They came under fire near Bghailiyah village where Al-Khatib was killed by an exploding rocket shell.
Al-Khatib had been working with RT since April.