Hussein Akoush is a Syrian freelance journalist and researcher based in Gaziantep, Turkey. He has written for multiple newspapers including The Guardian, Middle East Eye, Syria Deeply and others.
Abdul Baset al Sarout had long been in the crosshairs of the Syrian regime for his songs of freedom.
Locals and experts fear that the city is fast turning into a breeding ground for violent crime syndicates with the SDF militants failing to improve the security situation while indulging in corruption in frequent intervals.
As the Assad regime and Russia close in on the last rebel-held province, violating Astana peace talks, survivors are once again on the road, dodging deadly attacks, and never allowed to reconcile with their trauma.
Two weeks after capturing one of Syria's significant rebel strongholds, former Al Qaeda affiliate HTS is trying to strike a moderate tone, but the people who fought and defeated them previously refuse to trust them.
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