For each husband killed in Aleppo, there is a widow struggling to provide for her surviving family. Our writer heard dozens of these women’s stories first-hand; an experience that sent him into an "abyss" of drugs and mental disturbance.
Fadel al-Homsi writes about the town of Tal Rifaat, in the rural north of Aleppo, discussing its history, revolutionary narratives, and current conditions under Syrian Democratic Forces.
A pharmacist from Aleppo journeys through the Syrian-Turkish borders area in an attempt to reach Gaziantep, and as he does, he is haunted by memories of revolution and war.
The story of one Free Syrian Army fighter in the prison cells of the Islamic State (Daesh), and the mass escape he organised, in his own words.