In full gear they dance and form a conga line—as smoke billows from a building in the background—before chanting a common battle cry of the President Bashar al-Assad’s regime (“With our souls, our blood, we sacrifice for you Bashar!”) and shooting their weapons in the air.
More than 60,000 people have died so far in the 23-month conflict while more than 500,000 have fled the country and 1.2 million more are internally displaced.
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