Marcel Mettelsiefen—Der Spiegel / July 17, 2012
"After nine days in the besieged city of Rastan, we managed to leave. A well-organized chain of activists would get us from safe house to safe house. We ended up in a car with Ubaid Darish Laban, a heavily injured regime opponent, as it raced as fast as possible to the Turkish border. After 40 kilometers, he died in the car, so we detoured to his village close to Rastan. We attended the funeral as helicopters buzzed overhead and then continued out of the country. It was a disturbing last day in Syria."
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