Two members of the Free Syrian Army take a rest after a hard day’s fight against the barbarism of Bashar al-Assad’s forces. The kitten — who goes by the name of Lulu — and her best friend are from the city of Marea which is situated in northern countryside of Syria.
Photographer: Vedat Xhymshiti
According to a video posted to YouTube, the Free Syrian Army now has its own all-female brigade of fighters, named Khawla Bent Azour (alternatively spelled Bint Al-Azwar) after a famous female warrior poet of the 7th century. The brigade has been formed in the city of Deraa and the women in the video declare that they will patrol the south in support of the anti-regime protesters and to keep their country safe where the Arab League and the international community have been unable to do so.