Northern Syria 27th March 2012\nLocal resistance fighters in a northern Syrian village close to a build-up of Syrian army forces huddle around the single telephone waiting to be updated on any news of an advance against them. \n \nThe revolution survives through a network of smugglers, guides, activists, couriers and fighters.\nThe network is everywhere. It has cells in Turkish refugee camps, smugglers on the border, guides in the mountains; safehouses in every village and town inside northern Syria; children acting as message couriers and look-outs; medics in secret clinics; scouts on motorbikes and rebel fighters among the hills, farms and olive orchards.\n\nThe network is the heart of the Syrian revolution and the main target for President Bashar Assad in his efforts to crush dissent. Even amongst themselves codenames are common. currency.