on april 14, 2013 ibrahim was in his home with 15 members of his family when a rocket hit the house. among the dead were ibrahims mother, his four sisters, two brothers, his aunt, uncle and four cousins. only he, his father and his uncle survived.
his uncle carried him from the rubble and during an interview ibrahim recalls seeing a photographer taking photos amidst the chaos. before the rocket attack ibrahim confesses that he had wanted to join the rebels and to fight; now, so moved by the sight of that photographer, when asked what he hoped for his future ibrahim said that: “i want to be a war journalist. i want to tell the truth .. about what happens to children … to people in war. i want to fight with my camera and to tell that truth without fear.”