A Free Syrian Army officer chants slogans during a training session on the outskirts of Idlib, Syria. (Associated Press)

Quote of the day

A commander in the Free Syrian Army describes the scene on the ground


Salon Staff
August 11, 2012 2:13AM (UTC)

The Syrian Army's move into Aleppo this week reportedly resulted in dozens of rebel fighters' deaths, demolished neighborhoods and more than 146,000 refugees. Faced with some of the goriest combat of the war, and government-backed air and tank assaults, a senior commander of the Free Syrian Army, identified as Abu Mohammed, would not concede defeat when he spoke to The New York Times:

"One day is ours, one day is theirs." 

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