Artist Jawad no longer lives in Syria, though he says he is "Syrian by kismet," having lived through the rise of President Bashar Al-Assad's rule prior to the demonstrations and subsequent civil war's beginning, in 2011.
Like the majority of Syria, Syria's conscripted army was mostly Sunni Muslim. At the start of the war, opposition groups accused the regime of killing more than 1,300 Syrians in first three months of the war. The "military boot has become a despicable national icon in Syria," Jawad says. "It squeeze...Read more