60 Seconds on Earth: Syria's most charming rebel (VIDEO)

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A rebel with the Al Muhahjereen Wal Ansar battalion in northern Syria sings "Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely" by the Backstreet Boys.

Editor's note: 60 Seconds on Earth is a regular GlobalPost series where our correspondents in the field produce video snapshots of the places and people that we find important, impressive, crazy or just unmistakably cool. Here's a recent installment on the Syrian frontline.

As the war in Syria drags on, correspondent Tracey Shelton looks back at a rebel who did his best to make everyone laugh when they weren't fighting. This footage was shot in 2012 in northern Syria.