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Wounded Free Syrian Army Soldier in ...
Aleppo
By Simon Letellier
26 May 2013

A wounded Free Syrian Army soldier arrived at a hospital after having been shot by sniper. Doctors placed tape on his eyes in an effort to curb medication-induced hallucinations. Aleppo, Syria, May, 2013.

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Wounded Free Syrian Army Soldier
Aleppo
By Simon Letellier
26 May 2013

A wounded Free Syrian Army soldier was rushed to the hospital after having been shot by a sniper in Aleppo, Syria, May, 2013.

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Wounded Free Syrian Army Soldier
Aleppo
By Simon Letellier
26 May 2013

A wounded Free Syrian Army soldier arrived at a hospital after having been shot by a sniper in Aleppo, Syria, May, 2013.

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Wounded Free Syrian Army Soldier
aleppo
By Simon Letellier
26 May 2013

A wounded Free Syrian Army soldier arrived at a hospital after having been shot by a sniper in Aleppo, Syria, May, 2013.

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Wounded Free Syrian Army Soldier
aleppo
By Simon Letellier
26 May 2013

A wounded Free Syrian Army soldier arrived at a hospital after having been shot by a sniper in Aleppo, Syria, May, 2013.

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Wounded Free Syrian Army Soldier
aleppo
By Simon Letellier
26 May 2013

Doctors aided a wounded Free Syrian Army soldier who arrived at a hospital after having been shot by a sniper in Aleppo, Syria, May, 2013.

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Wounded Free Syrian Army Soldier
aleppo
By Simon Letellier
26 May 2013

Doctors aid a wounded Free Syrian Army soldier who arrived at a hospital after having been shot by a sniper in Aleppo, Syria, May, 2013.

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Wounded Free Syrian Army Soldier
aleppo
By Simon Letellier
26 May 2013

A wounded Free Syrian Army soldier arrived at a hospital after having been shot by a sniper in Aleppo, Syria, May 2013.

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Wounded Free Syrian Army Soldier
Aleppo
By Simon Letellier
26 May 2013

A wounded Free Syrian Army soldier arrived at a hospital after having been shot by a sniper in Aleppo, Syria, May, 2013.

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Wounded Free Syrian Army Soldier
aleppo
By Simon Letellier
26 May 2013

A doctor attempted to remove a bullet from a wounded Free Syrian Army soldier's back after he arrived at a hospital having been shot by a sniper in Aleppo, Syria, May, 2013.

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Wounded Free Syrian Army Soldier
aleppo
By Simon Letellier
26 May 2013

Doctors aided a wounded Free Syrian Army soldier who arrived at a hospital after having been shot by a sniper in Aleppo, Syria, May, 2013.

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X-Ray of Bullet in Wounded Free Syria...
Aleppo
By Simon Letellier
26 May 2013

An X-Ray revealed a bullet in the chest of a wounded Free Syrian Army soldier who arrived at a hospital having been shot by a sniper in Aleppo, Syria, May, 2013.

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Doctor Asleep in the Deserted Top Flo...
Aleppo
By Simon Letellier
26 May 2013

A Syrian doctor slipped away from a 48 hour shift in the ER to a room in the hospital that has been deserted by staff and patients because of intense sniper fire in Aleppo, Syria, May, 2013.

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Relatives Visiting Wounded in Aleppo ...
Aleppo
By Simon Letellier
26 May 2013

Relatives visited their family member who was shot by a sniper in a hospital in Aleppo, Syria, May, 2013.

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Doctor on Break Aleppo
Aleppo
By Simon Letellier
26 May 2013

A doctor watches TV between surgeries after an airstrike nearby brought a constant flow of wounded victims to the hospital. The routine of the doctor's life in this hospital is around the clock work with little rest between ER shifts in Aleppo, Syria, May, 2013.

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Report on Jabhat Al Nusra in Aleppo
Syria
By Aref_Krez
26 May 2013

A video report by Aref Krez on Jabhat Al Nusra in Aleppo, broadcasted by France 24.

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SYRIA: BETWEEN ANARCHY AND ISLAMISTS,...
Syria
By Eli Eli Andrews
30 Apr 2013

Deir Ezzor, Syria Photography and Interviews by Nils Metzger

VIDEO: FULL HD / PAL / 1080p / 16 x9, STEREO

RIGHTS AND RESTRICTIONS: All platform, Worldwide Rights Included. Affiliate Distribution, Resell Rights, Right to Archive and other custom licenses available on request. Exclusivity not available for this material.

STORY OVERVIEW: The city of Deir Ezzor in Eastern Syria used to be known throughout the country for its greenery, for its swimmers and for the Euphrates river. Now it is decimated by civil war and ruled by Islamist militias. Jihadi groups, like the infamous Jabhat al-Nusra, dominate the war against the Assad-regime. Here, they are far closer to establishing Islamist rule than anywhere else, and even the regular Free Syrian Army units consider themselves Islamist. In the rare video interviews below, they explain why they welcome foreign fighters in Syria and how they want to establish Islamic rule over Syria. They also discuss suicide bombings, their position towards religious minorities and their relations with al-Qaida in Iraq. CLICK ON INDIVIDUAL THUMBNAILS BELOW FOR FULL SHOT LIST, TRANSCRIPTION AND TRANSLATION.

VIDEO B-ROLL (TRT 15 minutes): Frontline battle footage of Free Syrian Army; a makeshift hospital; street warfare; urban food distribution; destroyed Armenian church; snipers; weaponry, including improvised mortars a and Russian anti-tank rockets; broad destruction of city, checkpoints, civilians.

INTERVIEWS (TRT 19 minutes): Member of the FSA-unit "al-Abbas," "Ahmad" Islamic Welfare and Food Distribution Activist, A civilian, "Abu Hasim," a Jabhat al-Nusra field commander and his spokesperson, "Abu Ishaq."

SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIAL: 1) A collection of still images featuring fighters, weapons and destruction in Deir Ezzor. 2) Video interviews and footage of makeshift Islamic-civillian court and prison close to Aleppo, including a leader of the newly formed "The Committee for the Protection of Virtue and Defense of the Oppressed" discussing Shariah law and his Islamic civilian police force. 3) Raw, HD video of rebel held areas in and around Aleppo, including interviews with a female FSA sniper.

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Old City - Aleppo
Aleppo, Syria
By LeeHarper
20 Apr 2013

A Free Syrian Fighter rests after firing at Assad controlled postions towards the Citadel in the Old City of Aleppo in Syria.

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A Mosque Without a Minaret
Aleppo, Syria
By Yusuf mousa
17 Apr 2013

The minaret of Al-Adlia Mosque collapsed due to the shelling by the regime in the Old City of Aleppo.

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Remnants of the Syrian army
Aleppo, Syria
By Yusuf mousa
16 Apr 2013

A flag of the Syrian regime is what remains after the FSA liberated the area after a big battle in the Great Umayya Mosque in the old city of Aleppo

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Criminal Decorations
Aleppo, Syria
By Yusuf mousa
11 Apr 2013

Islamic decorations in the "Umayyad mousqe" in Aleppo have been destroyed.

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Antakia's destruction in Aleppo
Aleppo, Syria
By Yusuf mousa
10 Apr 2013

The photo portrays the big damage in "antakia market" in the Old City of Aleppo .

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Crowded Market
Aleppo, Syria
By Yusuf mousa
10 Apr 2013

"Souk al-madina," meaning the market of the city , is the most famous market in the Old City of Aleppo and one of the most damaged sites there .

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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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Destroying Aleppo's Heritage
Aleppo, Syria
By Mais Istanbuli
05 Apr 2013

The Old City of Aleppo, located in Syria, carries historical significance since the 12th century. It is known as the historic city center of Aleppo. Historically, Aleppo had been part of diverse states such as the Roman Empire, the Umayyad Caliphate and the Ottoman Empire. So, it is needless to say that the history of Aleppo carries immense ethnic and religious diversity.

The area contains a large number of ancient buildings, mosques, churches, and madrasas.

It is also important to note that the ancient city of Aleppo was considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986, due to its large old mansions, historic souks, and ancient caravansaries.

Unfortunately, most of the area has been destroyed, the history is found under the rubble, and the beauty of what once was has vanished.

Important monuments such as Souq al Madina were destroyed and burnt due to the major attack that was launched by the FSA in September 2012. Also, many other buildings and monuments have been destroyed as a result of the bomb that were dropped by the Syrian government aircrafts and the shells from the artillery.

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The Minaret of the Umayyad Mosque
Aleppo, Syria
By Yusuf mousa
05 Apr 2013

The minaret of the Umayyad Mosque was destroyed during the intense clashes between the FSA and the Syrian Regime.

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Umayyad Mosque
Aleppo, Syria
By Yusuf mousa
05 Apr 2013

The destruction of this Mosque was caused by a fire ignited by regime forces, who then fled the scene.

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Umayyad Mosque
Aleppo, Syria
By Yusuf mousa
05 Apr 2013

The devastation that appears in the courtyard of the Umayyad mosque is a result of the clashes that occurred between the FSA and Syrian Regime.

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Umayyad Mosque
Aleppo, Syria
By Yusuf mousa
05 Apr 2013

The consequences of the clashes are evident on the destroyed walls and arches inside the Umayyad mosque. The walls were used as barricades to protect the regime forces.

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A space of hope
Aleppo, Syria
By Yusuf mousa
03 Apr 2013

The historical market, "Souk Al-Attareen," was destroyed after the intense bombing in the Old City of Aleppo

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Destroyed Historical Mosque
Aleppo, Syria
By Yusuf mousa
03 Apr 2013

The destroyed outer wall of the Umayyad Mosque in the Old City of Aleppo

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Commercial Road Towards War
Aleppo, Syria
By Yusuf mousa
03 Apr 2013

"Souk al-Madina" is the most famous market in the Old City of Aleppo. An FSA military checkpoint is located at the end of the road.

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Pistachio Market
Aleppo, Syria
By Yusuf mousa
03 Apr 2013

"Souk al-Fostuq," meaning "pistachio market", is one of the historical markets in the Old City of Aleppo . It was destroyed by the excessive bombing.

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Pistachio Sun
Aleppo, Syria
By Yusuf mousa
03 Apr 2013

A photo from "pistachio square" in the Old City of Aleppo that was previously bombed by the Syrian army.

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Door that leads to destruction
Aleppo, Syria
By Yusuf mousa
29 Mar 2013

Walls and rooftops next the rear wall of the Umayya Mosque were collapsed by rockets used by Assad's regime in the Old City of Aleppo.

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Covered souk in the old city of Aleppo
Aleppo, Syria
By Yusuf mousa
28 Mar 2013

It was a covered souk built in 1180 AD, but the regime forces bombed the area during the excessive fighting in the city.

Souk Antakia , old city of Aleppo

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Hole in the Wall
Aleppo, Syria
By Yusuf mousa
26 Mar 2013

Regime forces aimed rockets at this Souk to detect FSA bases in the area.

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Salahadine - Aleppo
Aleppo, Syria
By LeeHarper
21 Mar 2013

A young Syrian Boy looks on at the destruction of his neighborhood, from the conflict in Aleppo. Over half the City has escaped the Conflict living in refugee camps and other surrounding countries.

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Jabal Khan neighborhood - fierce figh...
Aleppo, Syria
By LeeHarper
21 Mar 2013

A Free Syrian fighter runs across the street for cover as he tries to dodge Assad snipers in the Jabal Al Khan district of Aleppo. There has been fierce fighting in the area, which is barely recognizable due to the levels of destruction.