In the town of Sarmin, Rovera met a mother who claimed that her three sons were taken from their home by the Syrian army. The mother described her horrifying discovery upon leaving her home:
“When I was able to go outside, after a couple of hours, I found my boys burning in the street. They had been piled on top of each other and had motorbikes piled on top of them and set on fire,” she said.
An explosion in a car wash in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo killed at least five people on Saturday, activists said, while another blast in the capital destroyed nine cars.
Bomb attacks have grown more common in Syria’s two largest cities as the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad grows increasingly militarized. Many in the opposition have taken up arms since protesters first took to the street in March 2011 and now regularly clash with government forces around the country.