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Last updated: 25 December, 2014

WATCH: The Christmas message you didn’t expect to see – from The Revolutionary Forces of Syria

It's perhaps not the typical Christmas message, but then again, the devastating war in Syria is certainly not the scene for typical Christmas celebration. These revolutionaries are showing how the holidays – and Santa in particular – can be used as part of the resistance against Assad.

Since last Christmas more than 26,500 civilians have been killed and 3,022 died under torture, according to this video by the Revolutionary Forces of Syria (RFS) In total, over 10 million Syrians are now homeless.