Arab star singer praises Syrian opposition leaders

Syrian singer Assala Nasri praised on Tuesday National Coalition leader Moaz al-Khatib and Free Syrian Army commander Riad al-Assaad via the social networking site Twitter, according to the Lebanese daily Annahar Newspaper

Assaad is “a glorious hero among Syria's heroes,” the Middle Eastern star reportedly said through Twitter account @AssalaOfficial.

Al Arabiya English could not immediately verify if the account belongs to the star singer.

“Do not be frustrated because of what happened. Millions of youths have your back. May you heal [soon],” Nasri tweeted in reference to the assassination attempt against the rebel chief in the eastern city of Deir Ezzour.

The chief commander and founder of the FSA lost his leg after an alleged bomb that was planted in his car exploded in the early morning hours of Monday morning.

Meanwhile, on Tuesday, Nasri commended Khatib following his address at the Doha summit, tweeting: “Moaz al-Khatib is a centrist, intellectual and humanitarian person. We are all proud of you as a representative of our wounded people.”

Khatib on Sunday announced his resignation as the National Coalition chief.

The coalition, however, released a statement later on the day refusing the resignation.

Last Update: Saturday, 30 March 2013 KSA 12:16 - GMT 09:16