In this informative article I discover that a fellow called Bashar al-Zoubi is a 'former travel agent turned rebel commander'. Wondering idly what kind of people 'turn rebel commander' these days I did a quick google. They include tailors, footballers, artillery colonels, interior ministers, businessmen (business not specified), Islamist preachers, altar boys, engineers, factory workers, civil servants, car mechanics, and, representing the intelligentsia, university professors.
The world being as it is, 'rebel commander' is a bloke-ish trade so it's no surprise to see a lot of 'masculine' occupations in there. It's interesting how many of them are straightforwardly blue collar - the old revolution as social mobility thing still seems to apply. There don't seem to be any of those underemployed lawyers and kindred graduates that are supposed to be overproduced prior to the downfall of developmental dictatorships. And no-one at all from the fashionable trades, including IT.