Inside the Free Syria Army

The escalating violence between the government and rebel forces in Syria is threatening to destroy the country. Civilians face a daily struggle to keep themselves and their loved ones alive in a country filled with bloodshed.

Homs, in the west of the country, has been labelled by some the ‘Capital of the Revolution’ and the Baba Amr district of the city is now completely under the control of the Free Syria Army. We go to the heart of the resistance and meet their leader, Abdelrazzak Tlass a Sunni Muslim who is the nephew of the ex-minister for defence. This 25 year old, who was one of the first deserters of Bashar al-Assad’s army has become a symbol of the opposition and in Baba Amr he leads 600 men in their fight for freedom.

Sofia Amara spent one week with the Free Syria Army in December to find out if they are terrorists holding a city hostage, as the government claims, if they have outside support and how they will use the captured Iranian prisoners as currency.


  • Year: 2012
  • Duration: 27 mins
  • Production: Magneto Presse
  • Director: Sofia Amara
  • Available Versions: FRA
  • Country of production: France

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