Free Syrian Army fighters brandish their weapons in the countryside near Hama, during what activists said was a call for leaders of other military groups to start liberating the central Syrian city from forces loyal to president Bashar al-Assad Read more
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 Read more
Residents receive food aid at the besieged al-Yarmouk camp, south of Damascus in this handout released by Syria‘s national news agency SANA. Read more
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. Read more
A Syrian refugee woman looks out from a window with no glass, in a house in the Kucukpazar area of Istanbul. Syrian government forces are waging a campaign of siege warfare and starvation against civilians as part of its military strategy, a UN-mandated probe said on Wednesday.
A man and three boys, covered with dust, sit in a state of shock following a reported air strike attack by government forces on the Hanano district of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. Read more
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. Read more
A Free Syrian Army fighter, surrounded by sandbags, takes up position as he aims his weapon into the old city of Aleppo, Syria
Syrian internally displaced children gather outside their temporary home at an abandoned land where they have taken shelter after fleeing their village that turned into a battlefield between government forces and Free Syrian Army fighters in Idlib province, northern Syria. Arabic on the wall reads, “hell of the revolutionaries or Bashar’s heaven.” Read more