When the government bombed Ghouta with sarin gas, there was no other choice than to go.Three weeks after the attack I smuggled myself into this rebel area. I pretended I was visiting my sister and I dressed as a local woman, covering my hair. If the Assad regime had discovered this, I could have been detained and potentially tortured. But this wasn’t even the most dangerous part.
Everywhere in Syria you can die from mortal shell. You can just be sitting in a café and all of a sudden you are bombed. Some glass shatters, a man who was walking by just dies, you see people who have lost their eyes. It could easily have been me. In rebel areas it is even worse. The rebels are under aerial bombardment. An entire block could be destroyed in a second.