In the summer of 2012, with fewer than 500 fighters and in under a week, the Free Syrian Army took control of 70 neighbourhoods of the city of Aleppo. It happened during the month of Ramadan — the residents of the city gave us food and drink to break our fast.
We liberated the city from Assad’s government forces to protect the residents from his brutal crackdown. We were not interested in money, power or control. We simply wanted to fight for the dignity and freedom of the people.
It was an Odyssey. We had been coordinating with sleeper cells inside the city for four months in advance.… Seguir leyendo » “Why we lost Aleppo”