Khaled is a Syrian citizen and a founding member of Syria Civil Defence. Before leaving Syria in September 2014, he was the head of Civil Defence for the Aleppo city sector as well as the head of Hanano Civil Defence center. He served as the spokesperson for Aleppo City Civil Defence, working with many international media outlets (BBC, Getty Images, Die Welt, Der Spiegel, Vice and USA Today). He helped write the first bylaws of the Civil Defence in Aleppo city, coordinated operations and relationships among the teams of Aleppo, and led incident response. He studied Law at Aleppo University.