Al Jazeera meets Syrian opposition fighters

Engineers and doctors are among those who have taken up weapons in the northern city of Idlib.



    The northern Syrian province of Idlib had become a stronghold of the armed opposition, before the army launched an assault to retake control of the area.

    Among the fighters are army defectors, engineers, teachers, doctors, lawyers and university students. They say most of their weapons are stolen or bought from the regular Syrian army.

    Al Jazeera's Anita McNaught speaks to fighters inside the city of Idlib about their struggle.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Daughters of al-Shabab

    Daughters of al-Shabab

    What draws Kenyan women to join al-Shabab and what challenges are they facing when they return to their communities?