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Hakam who is from Homs, used to study at the university when the war broke out, he started volunteering as a paramedic, helping injured people and rescuing people from under the rubble until he was injured himself and wanted by the regime. When I asked him to close his eyes and tell me what he remembers the most from Syria he said he remembers the voice of a bird he had. His name was Thaer. He was very dear to him and his friends used to make fun of him by calling Hakam Abu Thaer.