The fighters amnestied in Aleppo are changing side to the Syrian army, some of them return to civil life.
Ex fighters, currently soldiers of the Syrian army admit that it is their personal opinion, they are going to “defend their people from fighters, and liberate their motherland from them”. In their words, “the terrorists promised to build up fair society, while they carry only death and cruelty”, they are “mad fanatics who can only kill”.
Some civilians entered the fighters group not for their will: some of them because of despair, others were blackmailed with lives of their family members, some of them had no food for their families. The amnestied said the fighters have warehouses stocked with humanitarian aid, but they provided it only to the family members of the fighters. Thus, people entered their groups “not to die of starvation”.