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A Tube worker has left London to join the Syrian resistance against President Bashar al-Assad, after 73 members of his extended family were murdered over the last 12 months.

The Tube engineer, known only by his rap name Ahmz, travelled to Syria after hearing of an incident involving his cousin being tortured by government security forces.

Ahmz was a leading London-based protester against Assad's regime, and has used YouTube videos to spread his message. He is believed to be the son of an opposition activist.

The 22-year-old, from Hornsey, said: “For people at home the revolution just seems to be something on the news after EastEnders. I couldn’t stand it any longer.”

He reportedly told The Times newspaper: "I’ve started to pray a bit as I might be dying soon. But I’m up for it. I’d be a wimp if I wasn’t.”

More than 8000 people have been killed by government forces since pro-democracy activists began attempts to oust Assad a year ago.


Tube worker leaves London to join the Syrian resistance
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