Lebanese footballer martyred in Aleppo

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SHAFAQNA- A professional Lebanese footballer has died fighting against opposition forces in Aleppo province.

 Kassem Shamkha, who was just 19 years old, was killed on Thursday while repelling a rebel assault northwest of Aleppo city.

Shamkha was born in the southern Lebanese village of Burj Qallawiyah in 1997 and grew up in Burj al-Barajneh, a neighbourhood in Beirut’s southern suburbs.

Shamkha previously played for al-Ahed Sports Club, a Beirut based team supported by members of the country’s Shia community that competes in Lebanon’s top division and has won the competition four times.

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