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This is the second installment of a two-part article detailing the experiences of Sofy Haddad, a Syrian Christian activist who worked closely with the FSA and later the Nusra Front during the Syrian revolution.BEIRUT: Two-and-a-half years ago, as bodies began to pile up in make-shift morgues across Syria, Sofy Haddad spent her days working at the Damascus Museum under the patronage of the Assad regime, absorbed in the artifacts of bygone Syrian kingdoms. When a local FSA leader with whom Haddad worked with closely was arrested in July 2012 and replaced by a Nusra Front commander, she was eager to continue working for the revolution despite the change in leadership.After Ahmad's FSA battalion, the Umayyad's Revenge, was forced to retreat from the Damascus suburb of al-Hameh after a punishing battle in October 2012, Haddad went with them.In Wadi Barada, Haddad cleaned, cooked and sang songs for the 76-man battalion known as "Ummayad's revenge".In the beginning of 2014, Haddad went to Yabroud where Ahmad was fighting.Over the past year, Haddad has worked to heal from the loss of her fiancee, and has continued to help coordinate for Nusra-affiliated battalions from Beirut.
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