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This Foreign Fighter In Syria Is Terrifyingly Good At The Internet

An inside look into the Syrian conflict, via guns, cats and Instagram filters. Update: the fighter responds.

Last updated on November 22, 2013, at 2:45 p.m. ET

Posted on November 22, 2013, at 2:45 p.m. ET

About five months ago, a user named chechclearr began posting photos to Instagram.

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He appears to be a foreign fighter affiliated with al-Qaeda in Syria.

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He posts photos of battle, sometimes with captions. This one read: "Fearless, not Reckless. Alhamdulillah."

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And then he'll post something like this.

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He shows how violence has seeped into daily life in Syria.

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And extols the murderous al-Qaeda members who are now leading the insurgency against Bashar al-Assad.

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He engages with people on Instagram and documents battle on the frontlines.

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He writes in English, and pays particular attention to Dutch coverage of Syria. There is accented English in this video.

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"All our goodies in the front, goodies in the back."

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He posts a lot of videos of Syrian children.

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And gets artistic with filters.

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Making Syria's horrific war appear like a movie.

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He has shown photos and videos of dead people.

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He says make-up is for clowns and warns women not to wear it.

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The war — fought between rebels and al-Qaeda versus the regime of Assad — has killed more than 100,000 people and forced more than 2 million to flee Syria.

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The fighter has been holding a Q&A on ask.fm about his experiences in Syria. This is what he had to say about this post:

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