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Um Omar, the mother feeding Syria's mountain rebels

At 53, Um Omar has decided to wage her own type of "jihad" in Syria's northern Turkmen Mountains, toiling over pots and pans every day to cook for the area's rebel fighters. "I wake up at 5:00 in the morning to prepare their meals, and I haven't missed a single day's work in almost a year," she says, ladling diced potatoes she sliced earlier that morning out of a pan of simmering oil.
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