Moving an unexploded bomb out of harm's way
'Bassaym' thought he knew what he was doing when he moved an unexploded bomb that landed in his village in Idleb, next to where people lived and socialised. This was at the beginning of the conflict and he had been concerned that other people, who were less experienced than him would try to move it so he took charge and moved it himself. He lost the use of three limbs when it exploded. But 'Bassaym' is not the sort of person to let that hold him back. He continues to be concerned about his community and talks with me about the challenges they face from explosive munitions raining down from the sky every day. He has a well-reasoned and hands-on community spirit that characterises for me the unsung heroes in the Syrian Civil Defence teams. We discuss how he might help his community develop more knowledge and skills to protect themselves from the dangers of unexploded ordnance.