Basid al-Sayed was one of the many Syrians who have chronicled their country's popular uprising since it began ten months ago. Thanks to the videos he filmed, foreign media outlets – most of which are banned in Syria – were able to follow the violent repression carried out by President Bashar al-Assad’s regime. Al-Sayed was killed Thursday in the restive city of Homs as he filmed yet another bloodbath in the neighbourhood of Bab Amr.
According to activists in Homs, this was the last video he made before he was shot. The footage is very shaky, but the sound tells the story.
The video allegedly filmed by Basil al-Sayed just before his death. Published on YouTube by syriapioneer.
Photos of Basil al-Sayed and his video camera have been circulating online since Thursday afternoon. Syrian activists announced his death on Twitter by posting the last video he allegedly filmed before he died. According to NPR, al-Sayed was 24 years old and worked in an aluminium factory in Homs.
Al-Sayed’s videos were posted on this YouTube channel.