Seven-month-old Syrian refugee Jaffe is held by her mother Nada in a Greek coast guard van next to her father Ahmed. They were rescued, on the Greek island of Kos following an attempt to cross part of the Aegean Sea from Turkey to Greece early on Monday
A rebel fighter takes position behind sandbags in Aleppo’s Al-Ezaa neighbourhood, Syria
A Syrian man carries a body after it was removed from the rubble of buildings following a barrel bomb attack by government forces on the Qadi Askar district of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on Wednesday
A man workouts in a gym, frequented by both residents and rebel fighters, in Aleppo’s al-Fardous district
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Smoke billows following the detonation of explosives placed by Syrian government forces inside a tunnel that was reportedly used by rebels in the government-controlled part of Aleppo
Children walk over rubble carrying a bag of bread after airstrikes by warplanes loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad in Erbeen, in the eastern Damascus suburb of Ghouta on Friday
A man takes pictures of civilians lying down to take cover after hearing shelling in Aleppo on Tuesday
Residents inspect a damaged site after what activists said was a barrel bomb dropped by forces loyal to Syria‘s president Bashar Al-Assad in Maarat Al-Nouman, south of Idlib
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Foreign fighters who joined the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) to fight against jihadists and Islamist rebels in northeastern Syria take part in a training session in the south-west Syrian region of Ras al-Ain, close to the Turkish border
A man reacts after a barrel bomb dropped by forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad exploded in Aleppo’s al-Fardous district on Wednesday
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A 67-year-old man from Canada and a 40-year-old from the UK, nick-named by Kurdish fighters as Hewal Zinar and Hewal Cudi, train on the outskirts of the north-western Syrian town of Tal Tamr, north of Hasakeh, near the border with Turkey, as they fight alongside People Protection Unit (YPG) fighters under the commanders, Sider and Gerzan
A man searches for belongings in a damaged car at a site hit by what activists said were barrel bombs dropped by forces of Syria’s President Assad, at al-Thawra neighborhood in Idlib city, Syria today
A boy carries two children as he evacuates them from a site hit by what activists said was a barrel bomb dropped by forces loyal to Syria‘s President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo’s al-Fardous district
Children look up at warplanes loyal to Syria’s president Bashar Al-Assad as rebel fighters try to fire at the planes in Idlib, Syria
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A female Syrian soldier from the Republican Guard commando battalion drives a tank during clashes with rebels in the restive Jobar area, in eastern Damascus.
Opposition fighters sit inside a damaged building in the rebel-held Qastal al-Harami neighbourhood, in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo.
Kurdish men sit by a bonfire near a destroyed building in the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobane, also known as Ayn al-Arab.
Members of a female commando battalion in the Syrian Army sit atop a tank in the government-controlled area of Jobar, a suburb of Damascus. The battalion consists of several hundred female fighters
Men inspect the damage at a site hit by what activists said were two barrel bombs dropped by forces loyal to Syria‘s President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo’s al-Shaar neighbourhood.
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.