Agence France-PresseApril 4, 2013 22:00
When Assad al-Islam and Laila dreamed of their wedding day, they did not imagine it quite like this -- at a rebel base in Syria's Turkmen mountains, surrounded by members of Assad's fighter brigade.
"We have nothing in common. The only thing that brought us together is the revolution against the regime," the young couple says.
He is a former baker, imprisoned repeatedly before the uprising against the regime because he sports a long beard and helped organise protests against cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.