Syria

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

Also says they are "simple provincial folk"

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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.