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Playing cat and mouse with the Free Syrian Army

June 1st, 2012 · 3 Comments · Politics

Another ‘we sneaked into Syria’ story. A brave journalist and photographer spent time with the FSA in Idlib. I’m not sure what to make of this. Opinions on Twitter please, @ me (@syrianews).

Two hundred men and children shouted anti-Assad chants, drums beat loudly and people lifted their arms, swayed and waved flags and banners. Suddenly, a hail of bullets flew from the rooftops, the crowd scattered and chaos ensued. FSA fighters charged towards the bullets, returning fire, and we followed close on their heels. As the two sides exchanged fire, we found ourselves in the middle of a terribly one-sided gun battle.

As with all these engagements, the FSA’s strategy is to return a bit of fire and then pull back; There is little they can do against the vastly superior weapons of the army.

We had retreated to our hideout when suddenly a group of flustered men ran in. The army had been tipped off that western journalists were in the country and that we had filmed them opening fire onto the protests. They had left their base and were making a move to capture us.

Read the full story at VICE Magazine. Will this divide opinions like the same magazine’s Paintballing with Hezbollah did?

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 News // Jul 24, 2012 at 4.33 pm

    The Syrian Army CAT will soon have the insurgents MOUSE for dinner

  • 2 Evaluation // Jul 24, 2012 at 4.38 pm

    No islam regime is allowed in Syria….Liberal society will prevail and Syria will flourish back very soon.

    Living 1400 years backwards is left to the Arabist countries and western ones backing them.

    In Syria it will never happen…The Americans know that very well and that is the reason of their sometime BALANCED statements

  • 3 Histiry and Facts // Jul 24, 2012 at 4.43 pm

    Saint George picture is in the heart of the Russian
    state emblem…and St George church is in the middle of the city of Homs (Syria) were history relates that he is originated from…
    We will let no one spoil that….by using in fake slogan “Allah akbar”

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