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Al Qayyarah
By Cosimo Attanasio
14 Jan 2017

A human skeleton emerge from the ground in a dump at the outskirsts of Qyyara used as mass grave by I.S.

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Al Qayyarah
By Cosimo Attanasio
04 Dec 2016

Women sign up their children at the school for the first day.

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Al Qayyarah
By Cosimo Attanasio
04 Dec 2016

Children in the streets of Qayyarah. Despite de reopening of the school, many children must work to support the family.

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Al Qayyarah
By Cosimo Attanasio
30 Nov 2016

People waiting the drinking water distribution by a N.G.O.

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Al Qayyarah
By Cosimo Attanasio
30 Nov 2016

A human bone in a dump at the outskirsts of Qyyara, this dump was used as mass grave by I.S.

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Al Qayyarah
By Cosimo Attanasio
26 Nov 2016

Guardians at the checkpoint on the road to the burning oil wells.

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Al Qayyarah
By Cosimo Attanasio
26 Nov 2016

In the afternoon the children playing on the streets, no many children have toys but some of them have these toy weapon, replicas of American M16.

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Al Qayyarah
By Cosimo Attanasio
26 Nov 2016

Portrait of two brothers who lost their job, now they come to take bricks in the rubble to sell at the black market

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Al Qayyarah
By Cosimo Attanasio
26 Nov 2016

Portrait of two brothers who lost their job, now they come to take bricks in the rubble to sell at the black market

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Al Qayyarah
By Cosimo Attanasio
26 Nov 2016

The steaming crater of an extinct fire of an oil well set on fire by I.S.

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Al Qayyarah
By Cosimo Attanasio
26 Nov 2016

Children near the crater of an extinct fire of an oil well.

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Al Qayyarah
By Cosimo Attanasio
26 Nov 2016

Firefighters with the fire hoses in front of the burning.

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Al Qayyarah
By Cosimo Attanasio
26 Nov 2016

A firefighter going up to a bulldozer for the exchange with his colleague.

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Airstrikes Target Syrian Oil Fields
Syria
By TTM Contributor 4
07 Oct 2014

al-Malakiyah, Syria
October 3, 2014

The International Coalition's aircrafts targeted a number of primary oil refineries, known as "The Burners" in the governorate of Al Hasakah, Deir Ez Zour and Raqqa. However, they did not hit any of the refineries in the areas under Kurdish control in Al Hasakah.

The basic refineries, known as “Burners” became widespread two years ago to combat the difficulties of getting the Fuel to Al Hasakah from Baniyas and Aleppo.
The workers in these refineries depend on primitive methods to extract fuel (oil and gas) through huge metal containers of different capacities, ranging from 8 to 40 barrels of crude oil.

After the oil wells in Al Suwaidyeh and Rmaylan in the city of Al Malikiyah northeastern Syria stopped pumping to the refineries in Baniyas and Aleppo, the PYD, who control these wells, decided to sell crude oil to the Burners owners for 4000 SYP (20 USD) a barrel.
After extracting the fuel, the Burner owners sell them to the dealers, who in turn sell it to the remaining regions of Al Hasakah, as well as other Syrian governorates and even to Iraq.
The workers get paid a daily salary of 2000 SYP (almost 10 USD) for 10 working hours a day, sometimes more.

Shot Lists:
General view of The Burners
Shots of black smoke
Several shots of the workers

(01:12) Abu Ahmad, worker in the refinery: We wake up to work at 4 am and we keep working until 4 pm, it is very hard but we have to work, we have no other option, we are forced to do this job to make a living (01:30)

(01:31) Ahmad, worker: We did not find any other job, we work for 9-10 hours and sometimes until midnight, thank God we are working (01:42)

(01:43) Sameer: I am a university student, and I do not have enough money to continue my studies, so I dropped out of the university and came here to work in the burner. I know this type of work causes many diseases, and it is very dangerous. We are forced to do what is bad to avoid what is worse (01:58)

(01:59) Ali, worker: We have been working in the burners for over two years, we have no other option but to work in this burner and there are no job opportunities (02:11)

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Traditional oil wells East Java Indon...
Cepu, Indonesia
By Jeffrey Bright
17 Sep 2013

Traditional oil miner gathers buckets of crude oil to begin the distillation process of converting it into diesel fuel. Distillation is accomplished by heating the filtered crude oil to between 200 °C (392 °F) and 350 °C (662 °F). Cepu, Indonesia. 25/01/2011

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Traditional oil wells East Java Indon...
Cepu, Indonesia
By Jeffrey Bright
17 Sep 2013

Motorcycle is loaded with drums of diesel and transported to nearby villages to be sold. Cepu, Indonesia. 25/01/2011

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Homemade oil refineries (5 of 12)
Ras al Ain, Syria
By Jeffry Ruigendijk
21 Apr 2013

A fire rages under the boiler filled with crude oil. The intense heat vaporizes the oil, after which the vapor can be cooled back down to diesel or petrol.Ras al Ain, Syria, April, 2013. View the full collection here: http://transterramedia.com/collections/1279

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Homemade oil refineries (4 of 12)
Ras al Ain, Syria
By Jeffry Ruigendijk
21 Apr 2013

A farmhand feeds the fire under the oil boiler with distillery waste, producing oppressive smoke that stings the eyes and mouth. Ras al Ain, Syria, April, 2013.

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Homemade oil refineries (8 of 12)
Ras al Ain, Syria
By Jeffry Ruigendijk
21 Apr 2013

A farmhand waits as the produced diesel pours into containers in Ras al Ain, Syria, April, 2013.

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Traditional oil wells East Java Indon...
Cepu, Indonesia.
By Jeffrey Bright
25 Jan 2011

Traditional oil miners prepare the hoisting system for a new oil derrick. As they prepare to drill a new well. Cepu, Indonesia. 25/01/2011

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Traditional oil wells East Java Indon...
Cepu, Indonesia.
By Jeffrey Bright
25 Jan 2011

A motorcycle is loaded with drums of diesel ready to be transported to nearby villages to be sold. Cepu, Indonesia. 25/01/2011

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Traditional oil wells East Java Indon...
Cepu, Indonesia.
By Jeffrey Bright
25 Jan 2011

A motorcycle is loaded with drums of diesel ready to be transported to nearby villages to be sold. Cepu, Indonesia. 25/01/2011

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Traditional oil wells East Java Indon...
Cepu, Indonesia.
By Jeffrey Bright
25 Jan 2011

Traditional oil miner separates water from the crude oil in the collection tank. The oil which has settled on the top of the water will be distilled into diesel when heated in an oil drum and then sold. Cepu, Indonesia. 25/01/2011

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Traditional oil wells East Java Indon...
Cepu, Indonesia.
By Jeffrey Bright
25 Jan 2011

Traditional oil miner gathers crude out of collection tank. The oil which has settled on the top of the water will be distilled into diesel when heated in an oil drum and then sold. Cepu, Indonesia. 25/01/2011

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Cepu, Indonesia.
By Jeffrey Bright
25 Jan 2011

A traditional oil miner takes a rest as he waits for his processed diesel to be collect for sale in nearby villages. Cepu, Indonesia. 25/01/2011

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Traditional oil wells East Java Indon...
Cepu, Indonesia.
By Jeffrey Bright
25 Jan 2011

Traditional oil miner pours diesel fuel into drums which will be transported to nearby villages to be sold. Miners said they could earn from 200,000 rupiah ($20) a day shared between a team of at least three. Cepu, Indonesia. 25/01/2011

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Traditional oil wells East Java Indon...
Cepu, Indonesia.
By Jeffrey Bright
25 Jan 2011

Traditional oil miner prepares a fresh barrel with which to distil crude oil into diesel. Oil drums are buried in the ground with a pit dug beneath for the fire, creating a kilning effect the refining process can begin, lasting around 6-8 hours. Cepu, Indonesia. 25/01/2011

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Cepu, Indonesia.
By Jeffrey Bright
25 Jan 2011

Traditional oil miner scoops crude out of collection tank. The oil which has settled on the top of the water will be distilled into diesel when heated in an oil drum and then sold. Cepu, Indonesia. 25/01/2011