When Bashar al-Assad's forces opened fire on their home in Aleppo, Syria, 18-year-old Mohammad Jaffar's family fled to Turkey. As the only son in his family, Mohammad -- who identifies himself as an Islamist -- stayed behind to join the Free Syrian Army and fight for his country and religion. This is a day in his life.
Photography and audio: Sebastiano Tomada Piccolomini
Multimedia production: Philippa Levenberg
Music: Desert Sunset (Flute Solo) by SaReGaMa