Journalist Who Was Captured By Syrian Rebels Says They Lack a Clear Ideology

Also says they are "simple provincial folk"


The Syrian opposition is made up of young men with little education, brainwashed into fighting President Assad, journalist Anhar Kocheva told RT. Kocheva spoke about her time as a hostage, describing a ragtag group of men devoid of tangible ideals.

Anhar Kochneva, a Ukrainian citizen and Palestinian national, spent 153 days as a hostage in the custody of Syrian opposition guerilla fighters. She paints an altogether different picture of the rebel fighters to the one in Western media - young men in their twenties conned into fighting for the opposition by the farfetched stories of sheiks.