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Syrian activist using art to protest against al-Assad

15 August 2012 Last updated at 19:19 BST

Ahmad Jalal is a Syrian artist and activist whose drawings have been widely used as placards in his hometown of Kafrnabel in demonstrations against Bashar al-Assad's regime.

His drawings led the Financial Times to call Kafrnabel "the creative centre of the revolt against President Bashar al-Assad".

Having previously volunteered to fight against American troops in Iraq in 2003, Ahmad is now peacefully campaigning for a civil state which provides inclusiveness for all members of Syrian society.

Murad Shishani reports.

Video produced by Zaina Erhaim