Buti, believed to be in his 90s, was a staunch supporter of President Bashar al-Assad and the Imam of Damascus's historic Ummayyad Mosque.
More top news
David Cameron will use a speech today to set out plans for patients to be able to access hospital services seven days a week.
The young Labour supporter seen celebrating an impromptu photo with Ed Miliband has defended her desire for an early campaign selfie.
An unsettled weekend of weather forecast as conditions turn wet and windy from the west tonight and slowly clear eastwards through tomorrow