Turkish reporter enters Syrian dissident camps
HATAY - Anatolia News Agency
AA PhotoAnatolia news agency reporter Samet Doğan witnessed the lives of the Syrian dissident forces when he recently entered the Free Syria Army camps located in a mountainous region near the Turkish-Syrian border.
A commander of the forces told Doğan that about 70 different rebel groups had formed around the area, including them, the Free Syrian Army fighters.
"We have very little supplies and arms," the commander said. "We need aid. And if that aid does not arrive, there will be massacres here. The people even lack bread."
The commander further said international aid had been distributed by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad to his supporters.
"We protect our people by guns," commander said. "But we have nothing to prevent starvation."
The soldiers live under tough conditions, the agency reported.
A soldier from the Free Syria Army ranks told the reporter that their struggle was for everyone, without racial, ethnic or religious discrimination despite accusations that they were igniting a civil war in the country.
"But we will continue fighting against anyone standing by al-Assad," the soldier said.