A Free Syrian Army’s sniper position in Al Qsair, Syria, Feb. 9, 2012. Alessio Romenzi
The Confessions Of A Sniper: A Rebel Gunman In Aleppo And His Conscience -- Time
To the other men in his Free Syrian Army unit, he’s simply known as the Sniper, a 21-year-old army-trained sharpshooter who defected on Feb. 21 and joined their ranks. Few of his colleagues know his first name let alone his surname — and that’s the way he wants to keep it.
He hails from a Sunni military family in a town on the outskirts of the capital Damascus. His uncle is a serving general in President Bashar Assad’s army, several of his other relatives are also high-ranking military officers. Apart from his parents and siblings, his relatives all think he’s dead — and that’s the way he wants to keep it.
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My Comment: A sobering assessment on the Syrian civil war from a Syrian rebel sniper's perspective.. Read it all.