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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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Syrian doctor in a Field Hospital - S...
Raqqah, Syria
By abo.hashem
26 Mar 2013

A syrian doctor watching an x-ray of injured feet filled with fragments of a shell in Raqqa city northern Syria

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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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'Battle of Qminas,' Idleb
Idleb, Syria
By Idleb Press
25 Mar 2013

A video capturing a moment in the 'Battle of Qminas' when an artillery 23 gunner targets a commercial cargo plane owned by the Syrian authority. The 'North Free Brigade' is led by the Lieutenant Bilal Khabir, he and his battalion are trying to force out regime presence from the city of Idlib. The Syrian national army's stronghold in Idlib rests in the military camp known as 'Karmeed' (translates as "bricks"). From here the regime launches daily mortar rounds and missiles into various parts of the city. It is vital for the 'North Free Brigades' to defeat the regime forces in the camp in order to take over the city and "liberate" it from Assad's men.

مقطع مدفع 23 و هو يطلق النار على طائرة شحن تابعة للنظام السوري وهذا المدفع تابع لكتائب أحرار الشمال بقيادة الملازم أول بلال خبير ومعركة حرائر قميناس هي اسم معركة تدور لتحرير معسكر القرميد، ومعسكر القرميد هو قطعة عسكرية وتعد من اقوى المناطق العسكرية في محافظة ادلب حيث يقوم معسكرالقرميد بالقصف المدفعي يومياً على جميع انحاء محافظة ادلب

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Syrian Opposition Group Attacks a Car...
Idleb, Syria
By Idleb Press
25 Mar 2013

A Cargo plane transporting supplies for the Syrian regime was attacked by opposition anti aircraft weaponry which led to the crash of the plane. The weaponry is owned by the North Free Brigade a faction of the Free Syrian Army, the action took place in the battle of "Qminas Free" which was located near the Qarmeed camp in the countryside of Idleb.

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Fragments of warplanes rocket thrown ...
Binnish, Idleb, Syria
By Idleb Press
25 Mar 2013

The City of Binnish was bombed with missiles by warplanes which led to the spread of shrapnel throughout the city.

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Fragments of warplanes rocket thrown ...
Binnish, Idleb, Syria
By Idleb Press
25 Mar 2013

The City of Binnish was bombed with missiles by warplanes which led to the spread of shrapnel throughout the city.

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Fragments of warplanes rocket thrown ...
Binnish, Idleb, Syria
By Idleb Press
24 Mar 2013

The City of Binnish was bombed with missiles by warplanes which led to the spread of shrapnel throughout the city.

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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.

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Bombed school - Aleppo
aleppo, Syria
By LeeHarper
20 Mar 2013

A young Syrian boy in Aleppo plays in a bombed-out playground, once a functioning school. The majority of children do not attend classes anymore because so many schools have been destroyed.

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Aleppo (14 of 15)
Aleppo, Syria
By LeeHarper
20 Mar 2013

Two Syrian men pray while a Mig flys over above in the Al Saledine area of Aleppo. The mosque has already been bombed by the Assad Regime

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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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AL Chief Al-Araby meets with Lakhdar ...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
19 Mar 2013

Story: AL Chief Al-Araby meets with Lakhdar Brahimi over Syrian crisis
Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: March 18, 2013
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: March 18, 2013
Length: 0:01:58
Video Size: 97.5 MB
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Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:

  1. Pan left shot of UN-Arab League Special Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi heading to his meeting with Arab League Chief at the AL headquarters
  2. Various shorts of UN-Arab League Special Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi meeting with AL Chief Nabil al-Araby
  3. Zoom in shot of Nabil al-Araby and Lakhdar Brahimi heading to a press conference after the meeting
  4. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Arab League Chief Nabil al-Araby:
    “Generally since 1945 when fighting is increasing in any country, the Security Council has to interfere to end the fighting then search for a political settlement and not vice versa. The Security Council is hesitant over the Syrian crisis and can’t be stabilized on opinion and this is the major problem.”
  5. Various shots of Lakhdar Brahimi speaking during the press conference
  6. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - UN-Arab League Special Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi:
    “We see that the only solution to the Syrian crisis is the political solution. The ongoing fighting will only lead to more fighting and won’t solve the crisis of the Syrian people.”
  7. Medium shot of Lakhdar Brahimi concluding his speech at the press conference and leaving

STORYLINE:
Arab League Secretary-General Nabil al-Araby met with UN-Arab League Special Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi on Monday, March 18, where they held talks over the latest developments of the Syrian crisis and ways to put an end to the ongoing unrest in the country.
According to a press release issued by the League, the meeting tackled the latest developments in the Syrian crisis in light of the consultations conducted by Brahimi with a number of senior international officials during his recent trip, which included a number of countries.
In a press conference after the meeting, Arab League Chief held the UN Security Council responsibility for the ongoing bloodshed in Syria.
He added that the Arab League asked the Security Council last year in April formally to work to stop the fighting in Syria, and then search for a political settlement and not vice versa, stressing that these steps are followed in such matters of conflicts since 1945.
SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Arab League Chief Nabil al-Araby:
“Generally since 1945 when fighting is increasing in any country, the Security Council has to interfere to end the fighting then search for a political settlement and not vice versa. The Security Council is hesitant over the Syrian crisis and can’t be stabilized on opinion and this is the major problem.” He added that "the current international system based on that when there is a threat to international peace and security, the Security Council has to do its responsibilities to maintain international peace and security but it does not do that.
For his part, Brahimi stressed that the only solution to the crisis in Syria is the political solution and that the bloodshed in Syria will lead only to more bloodshed and instability.
SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - UN-Arab League Special Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi:
“We see that the only solution to the Syrian crisis is the political solution. The ongoing fighting will only lead to more fighting and won’t solve the crisis of the Syrian people.” The Cairo meeting coincides with the meeting of the Syrian Opposition Coalition members and Syrian National Coalition members in Istanbul to form an interim government.
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Word from important people in the Rev...
Istanbul, Turkey
By mittome
17 Mar 2013

Ahmad Al Sabouni: Director General of the Syrian Higher Relief
Abdel Majeed Barakat: Representative of the Revolutionary Syrian assortments Union
Husam Aldeen Murey: fighter in the Faruq Brigades
Bashir Al Hajji: Spokesman of Al Tawheed Brigade.

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Praying on the Frontlines - Aleppo
Aleppo, Syria
By LeeHarper
16 Mar 2013

Two Free Syrian fighters pray under torch light at night in the Baston Basher of Aleppo. The area is full of FSA in contrast to civilians who have mostly left the area due to heavy conflict.

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Katiba in Bustan Pasa - Aleppo
Aleppo, Syria
By LeeHarper
16 Mar 2013

The Libyan FSA fighter teases the regime snipers at night with a laser pen in the Bustan Pasa area of Aleppo, Syria. In Bustan Pasa there are frequent bombings even as often as 2 - 3 a day.

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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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Aleppo (6 of 15)
Aleppo, Syria
By LeeHarper
14 Mar 2013

A barbers shop remains open during the night in Aleppo, regardless of the shelling happening around the City. Many businesses and civilians try to live a normal life in the City

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Aleppo (5 of 15)
Aleppo, Syria
By LeeHarper
14 Mar 2013

A convience store open for business at night in Aleppo. In the Free Syrian Army controlled areas of the city, there are shops open throughout the day and night despite shelling around the city.

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Deir Ezzor, Syria (1 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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Kurdish Women Fighters in Syria (16 o...
Ras Al Ain, Syria
By audeosnowycz
07 Dec 2012

Serekaniye (Ras al Ain). Young fighters of the YPG stand at the last checkpoint on the road connecting Qamishlo to Serekaniye (Ras al Ain). This checkpoint has been the site of many confrontations between the various armed forces. For weeks now, the city of Ras al Ain has been experiencing a guerilla opposing the Syrian Free Army, the Islamist forces of Jabhat al Nosra (broadly affiliated to the SFA), and the Kurds of the YPG. The bombardments of Bashar al-Assad’s army have killed several persons in the city. Currently, sporadic fighting continues despite of the truce between the different parties.