Syrian fighters are taking a tiny pill named Captagon to behave like a superhuman Soldiers and keep the conflict boiling.
What the issue is?
Syrian government forces and rebel groups, both use Captagon to endure protracted engagements without sleep. This powerful amphetamine tablet is basically a synthetic drug known as “fenethylline.” Captagon quickly produces a euphoric intensity in users, allowing Syria’s fighters to stay up for days, killing with a numb, reckless abandon. After using of the pills fighters feel like a superhuman without having any fear. This pill won’t allow them to sleep and they feel very high ad powerful like no one else.
The Captagon is widely available across in market although it is illegal to sale but available in black market which costs between $5 and $20. Captagon has been around in the West since the 1960s. It was given to people suffering from hyperactivity, narcolepsy and depression. The drug’s addictive power led most countries to ban its use.
(With some inputs from washingtonpost.com)