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Tue Feb 5, 2013, 09:48 AM

Syria: the former English teacher turned Aleppo's female sniper

Syria: the former English teacher turned Aleppo's female sniper

Standing stock still, her finger suspended over the trigger, she stared through the sniper sight of her Dragonov rifle. Her view framed by the jagged concrete edges of the fist-sized hole that has been cut into the wall of her hideout on one of the most dangerous front lines in Aleppo, Guevara, named after the revolutionary, watched the enemy government soldiers moving along the other side of the street.

"I like fighting. When I see that one of my friends in my katiba has been killed, I feel that I have to hold a weapon and take my revenge," she said.

Dressed in green khaki trousers, a grey jumper dress, tight fitting hijab and a camouflage combat jacket, Guevara, 36, cleaned and loaded her gun, sitting in a half demolished building just metres from where government troops patrol.

Despite the war, she was immaculate eyebrows perfectly plucked, blusher and a little eyeliner. Small leather boots with heels, and a gold bracelet are touches of her feminine side.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/9845535/Syria-the-former-English-teacher-turned-Aleppos-female-sniper.html

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