A rebel fighter carries his weapon as he walks in front of a rainbow in Ratian village, north of Aleppo, after what the rebels said was an offensive against them by forces loyal to Syria‘s President Bashar al-Assad that attempted to advance in the village but failed.
Rebel fighters carry their weapons as they move towards their positions at the frontline against forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad in Maysaloun neighborhood in the old city of Aleppo on Monday
Forces of Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad burn a flag of al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front in Zor al-Mahruqa village, after they said they had regained control of the area and its surrounding hills in the Hama countryside
Residents carry an injured man after what activists said were two air strikes by forces of Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad on a market in central Douma, eastern al-Ghouta, near Damascus
A man takes a photo of his friend in front of a poster of Syria‘s President Bashar al-Assad at Umayyad Square in Damascus
Syrians wave flags and placards bearing portraits President Bashar al-Assad during a workers’ rally to support his candidacy in upcoming presidential elections in the capital Damascus
A man is comforted by a rescue worker and others following a reported air strike by government forces in which a fellow rescue worker was killed on Tuesday in the northern city of Aleppo. More than 140,000 people have been killed in Syria since the start of a March 2011 uprising against the Assad family’s 40-year rule
Residents receive food aid at the besieged al-Yarmouk camp, south of Damascus in this handout released by Syria‘s national news agency SANA.
A Syrian man evacuates a child found in the rubble of a building reportedly hit by an explosives-filled barrel dropped by a government forces helicopter in Aleppo. Iran’s foreign minister that Tehran is “ready to help any logical attempts” to end the Syrian conflict, during a visit by UN-Arab League envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi.
An emergency worker attempts to extinguish a fire following a reported air strike by Syrian government forces on Friday during prayers in the Sukkari neighbourhood of the northern city of Aleppo. More than 140,000 people have been killed in Syria since the start of the March 2011 uprising against the Assad family’s 40-year rule.
Free Syrian Army fighters prepare mortar shells before launching them towards forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo
A Syrian girl attends classes at a makeshift school in the largest Bulgarian camp in the southern town of Harmanli. Humanitarian aid, including clothes, food and hygiene materials, has started trickling in from non-governmental groups in the country and abroad to the camps in the EU’s poorest country after the UN expressed alarm over a ‘human emergency’ on the EU’s southern fringe.
Ahmet Uzümcü, director-general of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, holds a press conference in Rome. Mr Uzümcü voiced concern about reports from the Syrian government of attacks on two chemical facilities but said they could not be independently verified. A UN-backed plan to destroy Syria‘s 1,290-tonne declared chemical weapons arsenal has been delayed by the fighting raging across the country
A fighter from the Free Syrian Army stands inside a rebel hideout in Deir al-Zor, eastern Syria.
Syrian students salute while listening to the national anthem before entering their classrooms in Hassan Shuaib School in Damascus, Syria. Facing extraordinary challenges, millions of Syrian children in government controlled areas returned to school this week to the backdrop of a raging civil war and an international debate over the country’s chemical weapons stockpile
A member of the Shohadaa Badr Brigade, which operates under the Free Syrian Army, sits on a bed in Ashrafieh in Aleppo, Syria
A Free Syrian Army fighter takes a nap on a disused sofa as a fellow fighter walks through a hole in a wall in Kafr Naboudeh in the central city of Hama on Monday
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Free Syrian Army fighters rest inside a house during a rare light moment in Deir al-Zor, Syria.
A boy carries eggs as he walks at the Karaj al-Hajez crossing, a passageway separating Aleppo’s Bustan al-Qasr, which is under the rebels’ control, and the Al-Masharqa neighbourhood in Syria, an area controlled by the Assad regime
A man walks inside the damaged historical old souk of Homs in Syria