Samer al-Hilal

Samer Al HilalLeaving his career renting cars behind, Samer al-Hilal joined a brigade on the front lines of the revolution. He boasts that his large battalion—Liwa-al-Umma—fights alongside anyone who puts the greater good of Syria over the good of their own sectarian affiliations. Despite a person’s best intentions, the power of being a commander can sometimes get to their head.