Free Syrian Army militias are fragmented, untrained and outmatched by Assad’s firepower. Nevertheless, Guardian reporter Ghaith Abdul Ahad describes a crackdown so bad that protesters would rather risk death than capture and torture.
- Ghaith ABDUL AHAD. Reporter, The Guardian (from Istanbul);
- Anna NEISTAT. Associate director for emergencies, Human Rights Watch;
- Régis LE SOMMIER. Deputy Editorial Director, Paris Match.
Produced by François Picard, Anelise Borges, Mary Colombel, Christopher Davis, Pauline Heilmann.