Tag Archives: Syria

Inside Syria: Florist martyr spurs Syrian rebels

The Sunday Times In the eyes of the Syrian authorities Ferzat Jarban was a rodent who had to be exterminated. The 35-year-old florist had transformed himself into a citizen journalist, filming scenes that depicted the brutality of the regime and posting them on YouTube. His footage included the bodies of men and women, and some […]

Notes on a revolution

The Sunday Times The memories will live for ever. The screaming 64-year-old woman castigating a group of young Libyan rebels for their cowardice as they sheltered from sniper fire outside her front door. The motorcyclist wearing a T-shirt with Barack Obama‚Äôs face on it, an assault rifle slung nonchalantly over his shoulder as he sped […]