114-year-old Syrian man dead

March 18th, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS  

Damascus, March 18 (RIA Novosti) A man who had six sons and 175 grandchildren and great grandchildren died in Syria at age 114, the SANA news agency said.
Isa Ali an-Nadir was born in 1895, when Syria was part of the Ottoman Empire (1299-1923). He died in his home town of Quneitra in southwest Syria.

Isa Ali had said his meals everyday included milk, homemade butter and ground wheat, as well as strong coffee, were reasons for his longevity.

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