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Syria, Making Love And War

As Syria's civil war rages on, soldiers and supporters manage to finding coves of intimacy amidst the violence around them.

A couple at the Citadel of Aleppo.
A couple at the Citadel of Aleppo.
Omar Abdullah

Amid the rubble and wreckage, the fighting and the fury, rebels in the Free Syrian Army (FSA) still long for love and intimacy. On the front lines, some dwell on the loss of wives and children left behind. Others have found their ways into new relationships, affairs of the heart that don't necessarily adhere to conventional Syrian norms. Several of these young fighters shared their stories with Syria Deeply. Their accounts offer a rare view of how the conflict is reshaping Syrian life, in the most intimate of ways.

Abdel Qader, late 20s, Deir Ezzor

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