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Raqqa, Syria (17 of 20)
Raqqa, Syria
By Alice Martins
17 Apr 2013

A child stands on the fountain at a main park during a demonstration where people from all age groups gathered to celebrate freedom from government control in the provincial capital of Ar Raqqa. April 2013, Syria.

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Raqqa, Syria (16 of 20)
Raqqa, Syria
By Alice Martins
17 Apr 2013

A rebel fighter is seen at a public gathering to honor the martyrs of Raqqa city, and celebrate freedom from government control.

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Raqqa, Syria (10 of 20)
Raqqa, Syria
By Alice Martins
17 Apr 2013

People of all age groups, belonging to dfferent peaceful activism or armed groups wave flags at a public demonstration to celebrate freedom from government control in the provincial capital of Al Raqqa. April 2013, Syria.

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Raqqa, Syria (9 of 20)
Raqqa, Syria
By Alice Martins
17 Apr 2013

Women are seen at a public demonstration where people gathered to remember and honor those who lost their lives during the battle where rebels took control of the provincial capital of Al Raqqa. April 2013, Syria.

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Raqqa, Syria (15 of 20)
Raqqa, Syria
By Alice Martins
17 Apr 2013

A street vendor walks past a shop where the message "The thief will be punished. - Jabhat al-Nusra" was spray-painted on the door. Since the rebels expelled the government from the city of Raqqa in early March, many shop owners chose to write such messages for fear of loothing. Ar Raqqa, Syria, April 2013

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Life in Rebel Held Raqqa, Syria - Oth...
Raqqa, Syria
By Alice Martins
16 Apr 2013

Raqqa is the first Syrian provincial capital to be taken over by the rebels during the war. It offers a look into how Syria might look like after a hypothetical fall of president Bashar al-Assad. The city, still being shelled and bombed by the regime, is now under control of the Free Syrian Army and of several Islamist groups, including al-Qaeda-affiliated Jabhat al-Nusra and a group staying in the opulent governor's palace. They all have different visions for a future Syria. A Civilian Council is trying to act as a "mini-government," as they put it themselves, and a newly formed Sharia Committee had to close after hundreds protested over the arrest of two young sisters. People are enjoying their new freedom but complain about the economy, feel insecure about the future and are wary of Islamist groups. At the same time, the extremists' style is becoming 'the new cool', more young men wear beards in their style and their black bandanas are the best selling item among the rebel paraphernalia sold by street vendors.

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YPG rebel training Syria (10 of 16)
Syria
By Jeffry Ruigendijk
14 Apr 2013

Young rebels rest in the shade after a morning of training inside YPG's camp.

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Serekaniye or Ras al Ayn (5 of 17)
Ras al Ain, Syria
By Jeffry Ruigendijk
13 Apr 2013

April 13, 2013. Muhamed's house is on the old front line. During the last fights, he sent his family to safety and fought the FSA on the other side of the street. The fights lasted 5 days, during which he did not sleep or leave his house. When the fights finished, he wrote: "Even when the parties destroy, burn, and kill everything ... I will not leave my house."

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YPG rebel training Syria (16 of 16)
Ras al Ain, Syria
By Jeffry Ruigendijk
13 Apr 2013

Roshna, commander of the YPJ in Ras al-Ayn, milks a cow to provide her girls with a morning glass of milk.

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YPG rebel training Syria (13 of 16)
Syria
By Jeffry Ruigendijk
12 Apr 2013

Amara (14, right) leaves the room as Abu Delu, one of the Kurdish leaders in Ras al Ain, wishes her good night. Abu Delu (middle): 'We are preparing our young boys and girls to fight for a better future'.

The YPG base, where Amara is stationed, used to be a base where President Bashar al-Assad's men were known to torture citizens of Ras al-Ayn. When asked if she is ready for possible fighting Amara answered, 'The first time I shot my Kalashnikov I was scared, but now I can't wait to fight. Officially I am too young to fight with the other girls. I still have to train more at the military school.'

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Interrogation of a Policeman by FSA R...
Latakia, Syria
By Idleb Press
08 Apr 2013

A police officer belonging to the Alawite sect that is employed the regime was arrested and apparently tortured by FSA rebels operating in the "kurdish mountains" (Jebel Akrad). The alleged crime he committed was murder in areas that supported the revolutionary factions. The officer confessed to these allegations, as indicated in the video. He mentioned that they were paid 10,000 Syrian Liras for every person that they killed. He said that the initial reason for being mobilized was to quell the civilian demonstrations. In the video he confesses to killing at least 17 people in different regions, saying that this was authorized by Captain Ahmad Abdel Malek.

Transcription:

00 :00-00 :04 S : To oppress demonstrators
00 :05-00 :06 I2 : Come speak now
00 :06-00 :11 We got an order from Ahmad Abdul Malki to oppress the demonstartors
00 :11-00 :13 I1 : And, Where ?
00 :13-00 :16 S : In Menbej in the Arabian Arena
00 :16 – 00 :17 I1 : Why ?
00 :17-00 :19 S : Inorder to opress demonstrators and kill them
00 :20-00 :22 « Inaudible »
00 :22 I2 : How many were you ?
00 : 23 S : Five to six
00 :24-00 :26 : How much did you get paid ?
00 :26-00 :27 : S : We were not paid
00 :27 : I1 : Liar
00 :27-00 :28 : S : We were paid ten
00 :28-00 :29 : I 1 : Ten What ?
00 :29-00 :30 : S : Ten Thousand
00 :30-00 :31 : I 1 : On each one
00 :31 -00 :32 : S :Yes, on every one ten
00 :32-00 :36 : I2 : The day that the demonstration against « inaudible » you went with it you and your fellow soldiers
00 :39-00 :42 : « inaudible »
00 :42-00 :50 : S : There was a demonstration against the citizens (Lijan) Then we went to another demonstration
00 :50 : I1 : Where ?
00 :51-00 :52 : S : Near Al Kabeer mosque
00 :53 : I1 : Where ?
00 :54 : S : Al Kabeer mosque
00 :55 : I1 : Al Kabeer mosque
00 :55-00 :57 : I2 : How many did you kill ?
00 :58 : S : Three I killed alone
00 :59 : I1 : Liar
1 :00 : S : Three
1 :06-1 :10- S : Yes three were killed infront of me the army forces killed as well
1 :10-1 :17 : « Inaudible »
1 :19-1 :22 : I1 : How did Bashar Al Asad benefit you ? How did Bashar Al Asad benefit you ?
1 :22- 1 :24 : S : He didn’t benefit me in any way
1 :24 : I1 : So what ?
1 :24-1 :28 : « inaudible »
1 :30-1 :36 : S : At Al Akeed mosque, there was also approximately six hundred people, I also killed five of them
1 :38-1 :42 : I2 : How many did they become ? Thirteen..
1 :45 : I2 : Other than that
1 :45-1 :50 : « inaudible »
1 :50-1 :53 : S : There is a street named Al Rabita street
1 :53-1 :55 : I1 : Alrabita, Where is this Al Rabita Street ?
1 :56- 1 :57 : S : Minbej
1 :59-2 :00 : I1 : How many did you kill ?
2 :01-2 :03 : S : I killed 4 as well
2 :03-2 :07 : « Inaudible »
2 :08-2 :18: I2 : How many did they become ? They became seventeen. Other than that give us names. Names of security members that came with you. What is the name of your captain ?
2 :19-2 :22 : S : They were three officers
2 :22-2 :25 : « inaudible »
2 :25-2 :31 : S : Abdulwahab Khalaf he was in charge of « inaudible » the center against the opposition. Lieutenant Ali Ahmad he was from Hama, and Sergeant Ahmad El Malki he was the one that ordered us to fire on people

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Aleppo (15 of 15)
Aleppo, Syria
By LeeHarper
07 Apr 2013

A Free Syrian Fighter From Al Taweed Katiba maneuvers from room to room dodging snipers in the Old City of Aleppo. There is still fierce fighting going on between the Assad Regime and FSA with both sides in stalemate.

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Aleppo (13 of 15)
Aleppo, Syria
By LeeHarper
19 Mar 2013

A Free Syrian Fighter from the Al Tawheed Brigade Katiba looks around the door for snipers in Old City, Aleppo. The fighting has become a stalemate in Aleppo where both sides have not gained ground.

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Aleppo (12 of 15)
Aleppo, Syria
By LeeHarper
19 Mar 2013

A Free Syrian Fighter from the Al Tawheed Katiba dodges the Assad snipers from across the street. The fighting in the City has come to a stalemate where both sides haven't pushed forward.

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Aleppo (11 of 15)
Aleppo, Syria
By LeeHarper
19 Mar 2013

A Free Syrian Fighter from the Al Tawheed Katiba takes a rest on a staircase. In Aleppo, the fighting has come to a stalemate, with neither side gaining ground.

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Aleppo (8 of 15)
Aleppo, Syria
By LeeHarper
19 Mar 2013

A Free Syrian fighter from the Al Tawheed Katiba stands guard on the street. Assad fighters in the Old City, Aleppo, stand around the corner. The fighting in the City between both sides has come to a stalemate without any advancement.

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Aleppo (4 of 15)
Aleppo, Syria
By LeeHarper
19 Mar 2013

A Free Syrian Fighter from the Al Tawheed Katiba checks for snipers across the street in the Old City of Aleppo. The fighting in Aleppo for both side has become more of a stalemate situation.

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Aleppo (3 of 15)
Aleppo, Syria
By LeeHarper
19 Mar 2013

An AK47 rests on a chair in the Old City of Aleppo. The conflict within Aleppo is at a stalemate with neither side advancing.

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Aleppo in Ashes
Aleppo, Syria
By Mais Istanbuli
15 Mar 2013

The city of Aleppo during heavy close quarters fighting intimately following a Free Syrian Army unit as they battle against President Bashar al Assad's security forces street to street and building to building. LEE HARPER, Syria

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Aleppo (10 of 15)
Aleppo, Syria
By LeeHarper
15 Mar 2013

A Syrian man looks out on the district of Baston Basher where heavy fighting has been taking place. On the wall to the left are bullet holes from sniper shots.

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Aleppo (7 of 15)
Aleppo, Syria
By LeeHarper
15 Mar 2013

Two Free Syrian Army Soldiers stand guard with their neon bike in the district of Bustan Basher in Aleppo.

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Deir Ezzor, Syria (2 of 10)
Deir Ezzor, Syria
By Antonio-Pampliega
11 Mar 2013

Rebels for the katiba Shuhaa Al Arfie in the Al Mouada Fin (District)

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Deir Ezzor, Syria (3 of 10)
Deir Ezzor, Syria
By Antonio-Pampliega
11 Mar 2013

Rebels for the katiba Shuhaa Al Arfie in the Al Mouada Fin (District)

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Deir Ezzor, Syria (4 of 10)
Deir Ezzor, Syria
By Antonio-Pampliega
11 Mar 2013

Rebels for the katiba Shuhaa Al Arfie in the Al Mouada Fin (District)

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Deir Ezzor, Syria (8 of 10)
Deir Ezzor, Syria
By Antonio-Pampliega
11 Mar 2013

Rebels for the katiba Shuhaa Al Arfie in the Al Mouada Fin (District)

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Deir Ezzor, Syria (9 of 10)
Deir Ezzor, Syria
By Antonio-Pampliega
11 Mar 2013

Rebels for the katiba Shuhaa Al Arfie in the Al Mouada Fin (District)

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Deir Ezzor, Syria (10 of 10)
Deir Ezzor, Syria
By Antonio-Pampliega
11 Mar 2013

Rebels for the katiba Shuhaa Al Arfie in the Al Mouada Fin (District)

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DEIR EZZOR, SYRIA
Dayr Al Zawr, Syria
By Mais Istanbuli
10 Mar 2013

Two years ago a pro-democracy movement spread across Syria in the first heady days of the Arab Spring before turning into an armed uprising after Assad unleashed a brutal crackdown.

More than 70,000 people have died since March 15, 2011, a million fled the country and millions more are displaced at home and battling hardships for their very survival.

Deir Ezzor, a once thriving oil hub on the Euphrates River in eastern Syria, has become a practical ghost town.

Some 200,000 people of the original 750,000 residents still remain in the city, and the province of the same name is about 80 percent controlled by the rebels.

Assad's forces pound rebel positions in the city itself nearly every day with bombs and artillery.

In the city centre, the landscape is desolate. Buildings are riddled with the scars of shelling and gunfire, homes devastated, the streets covered with rubble.

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Al Qusair Under Siege
Qusair, Syria
By Ghatfan Ghannoum
01 Jan 2013

"The Portrait of a Revolutionary City" –(Portrait madinah thaerah)- was filmed in the city of Al-Qusair before its fall based on interviews done with some prominent figures in the Syrian uprising. The film reflects the situation of the city back then. The characters are: the mosque Imam Abed Al-Sattar- the fighter Mohamad Raad from the Alwadi battalion that participated in most of the military operations- an anonymous sniper from Al-Qusair who is the character present in Alsinaa School in Al-Qusair.

The film was shot when Al-Qusair was being bombed under siege. During that period, a number of the regimes military checkpoints were taken by rebels like Hamed Amer and Al-Ghaisah checkpoints .The film tries to document a true, undistorted revolutionary vision of the people of Al-Qusair who protested for their dignity against the regimes brutality. The film as well tackles different perspectives of different kinds of people: conservative citizens, soldiers, and people crying over their martyrs in graveyards.

Shot list:

00:23 Al-Sinaa school in Al-Qusair- middle of the city

01:40 shots from the outside of the school building

02:36 inside shots of the school that was damaged

04:05 The small graveyard of Al-Qusair used for burying martyrs

04:12 The experimental field used by the free syrian army to test explosives

04:47 shots from the inside of the school

6:01 Inside the house of the fighter Mohamad Raad

07:09 Al-Rahman mosque

07:16 shots for the streets of the city

07:20 shots for "Tal Al-Nabi Mandou" checkpoint located above Kadish village which was taken over by the Free Syrian Army and then by the regime forces after long and violent clashes between them.

08:37 Omar Al-Khattab Mosque (also known as "Al-jamih Alkbir") and Abed Alsalam Harba

09:20 Shots of Al-Qusair in ruin

09:44 Shots from inside Al-Hamidiah, a village in Al-Qusair, which is located near Dabaa` militiray airport and was taken over by the regime.

10:02 shots from Al-Qusair main square on which the regime`s flag was raised after the city was taken over

10:19 shots for the citys famous street and the citys municipality building which was later destroyed during the clashes

10:29 a shot for the municipality street and the destroyed municipality building

10:49 a shot for the famous village of Kfar Mousa( in Al-Hamadiah,Al-Qusair) in ruin

10:59 Shots around the national hospital in Al-Qusair which was taken over by the rebels after a long siege and fierce battles

12:18 The site of the massive explosion carried out by the rebels after they dug a tunnel beneath the hospital and filled it with explosives

15:26 A shot for one of the regime`s checkpoints near the village of Al-Ghassaniah that is known to be loyal to Al-Assad regime.

16:55 different shots for "the death" battalion in the orchards of Al-Qusair while manufacturing explosives

21:05 Next to Al-Rahman mosque while mourning the victims of Al-Qusair bombing

23:53 the site used by the free Syrian Army to experiment the heavy explosives in the village of Al-Borak in Al-Qusair

24:22 long, detailed takes for Annabi Mandou hill and the checkpoint situated on it

25:04 military aircraft of the Syrian regime

27:12 the small graveyard of Al-Qusair and the families of the martyrs

31:56 shots for the streets and markets in Al-Qusair

32:37 A shot for the "Death" road joining Borak village and Al-Qusair city

32:45 the main street joining Al-Hamidieh and Al-Qusair that shows Tal Safinah hill on which Assad forces are currently stationed.

32:52 shots for the abandoned Al-Hamidiah village and its houses

35:47 Sowaid checkpoint that was taken over by the rebels

35:52 Around the destroyed Sowaid checkpoint

36:00 Beneath the Sowaid checkpoint

36:20 trenches around Sowaid checkpoint

36:53 Hamed Amer checkpoint which was taken over by the rebels

37:06 A shot from beneath Hamed Amer checkpoint

37:15 A shot from the outside of Al-Ghaidah checkpoint that was taken over by the rebels

37:28 A shot from the inside of the checkpoint showing the barricades

37:45 A shot from nearby Addabaa military airport showing some cars moving and a still regime tank

41:17 general shots for Al-Qusair village including orchards, Assi River, and the destroyed houses

45:13 A general shot for Assinaa school`s wall which is full of symbolic drawings about the revolution

فيلم بورتريه مدينة ثائرة... تم تصويره في مدينة القصير قبل سقوطها. من خلال لقاءات مع نماذج مهمة من الفاعلين في الحراك الثوري للمدينة بوجه النظام السوري. تم رصد الواقع الذي كانت المدينة تعانيه. شخصيات الفيلم: - خطيب الجامع: السيد عبد السلام الملقب بعرعور القصير. - المقاتل محمد رعد: من كتيبة الوادي المقاتلة و المشاركة بأغلب العمليات العسكرية. - قناص القصير الذي رفض أن ينشر اسمه، و هو الشخصية المتواجدة في مدرسة الصناعة في القصير.

الفيلم تم تصويره في ظروف الحصار و القصف الذي كانت تعانيه المدينة، و على مدى عدة أشهر تم خلالها تحرير نقاط هامة من حواجز النظام، كحاجز حامد عامر و الغيضة و غيرها و تم تصويرهم. يحاول الفيلم أن يوثق رؤية ثورية حقيقية غير محرفة لأهل القصير الذين خرجوا للمطالبة بحقهم في حياة كريمة بعيداً عن القمع، و من وجهات نظر مختلفة، من المتدين إلى العسكري وصولاً للناس التي تبكي شهداءها في المقابر، مستعرضاً حال المدينة و شوارعها.

قائمة اللقطات:

00:23 مدرسة الصناعة في القصير- منتصف مدينة القصير
01:40 لقطات خارجية لبناء مدرسة الصناعة و محيطها
02:36 لقطات داخلية لبناء المدرسة و الخراب الذي حل بها
04:05 مقبرة القصير الأولى الصغيرة للشهداء
04:12 حقل التجارب الخاص بالجيش الحر للعبوات الناسفة
04:47 لقطات داخلية لمدرسة الصناعة
06:01 في منزل المقاتل محمد رعد التابع لكتيبة الوادي
07:09 مسجد الرحمن في القصير
07:16 لقطات عامة لشوارع مدينة القصير
07:20 لقطات عامة لحاجز " تل النبي مندو " القائم فوق تل قرية قادش و الذي وقع بأيدي الثوار بعد معارك عنيفة ثم استعادته قوات النظام بعد معارك استمرت أيام
08:37 مسجد عمر بن الخطاب "الجامع الكبير" ، عبد السلام حربا الملقب بعرعور القصير
09:20 لقطات عامة لشوارع مدينة القصير و الدمار الذي حل بها
09:44 لقطات من داخل قرية الحميدية التي تقع في ريف القصير و الواقعة تحت سيطرة النظام حالياً و المحاذية تماماً لمطار الضبعة العسكري
10:02 لقطة عامة لساحة الساعة الرئيسية في القصير و التي تم رفع علم النظام عليها بعد سقوطها
10:19 لقطة عامة لشارع البلدية الشهير، حيث يقع مبنى بلدية القصير الذي تم تدميره من قبل الثوار لتحريره من تواجد عساكر النظام
10:29 لقطة عامة لشارع البلدية و بناء البلدية المدمر
10:49 لقطة عامة لقرية كفر موسى الشهيرة بالحميدية في ريف القصير المهجورة
10:59 لقطات عامة لمحيط المشفى الوطني في القصير، و داخله، و الذي تم تحريره من قبل الثوار بعد حصار المشفى لمدة أشهر و معارك طاحنة أدت لتدميره، و يعتبر من أعنف مواقع النظام قبل الاستيلاء عليه
12:18 موقع التفجير الهائل الذي قام به الثوار تحت مبنى المشفى بعد حفر النفق للوصول إليه و زرع المتفجرات تحته
15:26 لقطة لأحد النقاط التي يتمركز بها جنود جيش النظام قرب قرية الغسانية الموالية للنظام
16:55 لقطات متعددة في مقر سرية الموت في بساتين القصير التابعة للجيش الحر أثناء تصنيع العبوات
21:05 قرب جامع الرحمن في وسط القصير، تشييع شهداء من القصير نتيجة القصف
23:53 موقع تجريب العبوات الناسفة الكبيرة، في محيط القصير قرب قرية البراك
24:22 لقطات تفصيلية بعيدة لحاجز تل النبي مندو الشهير و التل نفسه
25:04 الطيران الحربي لقوات النظام في سماء القصير
27:12 مقبرة القصير الأولى الصغيرة و أهالي الشهداء
31:56 لقطات عامة لشوارع القصير و سوق القصير
32:37 لقطة عامة للطريق الترابي الواصل بين قرية البراك و بين مدينة القصير، هذا الطريق يدعى " طريق الموت" سابقاً
32:45 الطريق العام الواصل بين قرية الحميدية و القصير و يظهر تل قرية الحميدية المسمى "تل سفينة" و الذي تتمركز عليه قوات النظام حالياً
32:52 لقطات عامة لقرية الحميدية المهجورة و بيوتها
35:47 حاجز سويد الذي تم تحريره من قبل الثوار، بعد أن كان في يد النظام
35:52 حاجز سويد أيضاً من محيط الحاجز
36:00 حاجز سويد و الدمار المحيط به، من تحت الحاجز
36:20 خنادق حاجز سويد
36:53 حاجز حامد عامر الذي تم تحريره من قبل الثوار
37:06 لقطة من تحت حاجز حامد عامر
37:15 لقطة عامة لحاجز الغيضة المحرر، من الخارج
37:28 لقطة لحاجز الغيضة من الداخل مع المتاريس
37:54 لقطة عامة لمحيط مطار الضبعة العسكري و تظهر به سيارات الزيل التابعة للنظام و هي تتحرك، مع دبابة واقفة
41:17 لقطات عامة للقصير مع البساتين و نهر العاصي و دمار البيوت
45:13 لقطة عامة لسور مدرسة الصناعة في القصير المليئ بالرسوم الثورية

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Syria - A Step Away From Heaven (9 of...
Kilis, Turkey
By Michele Pero
06 Dec 2012

Wounded Syrian fighters of the Free Syria Army in the Kilis hospital for Syrian people. In this on purpose set up structure, refugees and wounded rebels can have cure for their needs.

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Syria - A Step Away From Heaven (7 of...
Kilis, Turkey
By Michele Pero
06 Dec 2012

Yousef Abbas, head of Free Syria Army of the brigade Liwa Al Tawhid, fighting in the north of the country. Wounded in more parts of his body, he's recovering for to go back to fight for free Syria.

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Syria - A Step Away From Heaven (4 of...
Kilis, Turkey
By Michele Pero
06 Dec 2012

Wounded Syrian fighters of the Free Syria Army in the Kilis hospital for Syrian people. In this on purpose set up structure, refugees and wounded rebels can have cure for their needs.

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Syria - A Step Away From Heaven (3 of...
Kilis, Turkey
By Michele Pero
06 Dec 2012

Wounded Syrian fighters of the Free Syria Army in the Kilis hospital for Syrian people. In this on purpose set up structure, refugees and wounded rebels can have cure for their needs.