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Why I fight for a free Syria

Commentary: A graphic story of one man's struggle

The following op-art is based on an interview with a Free Syrian Army fighter, Mohammed, conducted by Fotini Christia on the Turkish-Syrian border. The art work is by Thalia Chantziara. At a time when the press is replete with references to the prominent foreign jihadi presence in Syria, Mohammed reminds us of the human face of the Free Syrian Army and its fighters, who don't want to see their revolution hijacked by extremists or obliterated by the Assad regime.

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