Extraordinary and rare footage obtained by The Independent reveals the grim reality of life inside Aleppo for the activists living in a revolution that is now "consuming its own children".
The video is the first to capture a brave demonstration led by moderate rebels trying to reclaim the Syrian revolution from the clutches of jihadist groups such as Isis and Jabhat al-Nusra, before prominent activists describe being beaten and tortured by extremists.
Footage shows the moment the April rally was stormed by al-Nusra militants, who, despite protesters encouraging all groups to participate, attack the crowds of people gatheredThe Independent’s Defence and Diplomatic correspondent Kim Sengupta speaks to one of the most prominent human right’s activists in northern Syria, who describes his kidnap and torture by at the hands of al-Nusra after attending the rally.
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