>> In a life before Syria's war, Jafar used to be a builder before he picked up a gun and turned it on his government. Now a rebel fighter, he's far from home, displaced to Syria's last major opposition stronghold. He's using his skills to build hundreds of homes for displaced fighters and civilians near the Turkish border.
These fighters belong to Jaish Al-Islam, one of the country's most prominent rebel groups. They're comparing this project to a new town for people to displaced from Eastern Ghouta, just outside the capital Damascus. One of the group's commanders telling Reuters his group is reorganizing and rearming.>> I don't think it's impossible that Assad will fall, especially given that the opposition forces are today gathering in one place.
This is a source of strength.>> The goal is to build 1,400 homes here, part of a wider effort by the group to recover in the North. This building near the city of al-Bab points to preparations for a long stay in northern Syria, and a looming showdown with government forces.