War of Syria

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In the Spring of 2011, the nationwide protest against President Bashar al-Assad’s government turned into a full-scale war. Since then, the ongoing war has left the country devastated and millions of people suffered. In a 2014 report, the UN stated that 6.5 million Syrian people have been displaced and nearly 200.000 people have been killed.

These photographs aim to chronicle the lives of Syrian people including civilians, rebels, and soldiers early in the war. During this period, small protests happened across the country and violence government cracked down results at the beginning of a heavy-armed conflict. The Free Syrian Army was newly formed and managed to take control of the majority of the border to Turkey. Thousands of civilians started to flee their homes. Government helicopters dropped barrel bombs. Everyone was hopeful that the war would soon come to an end. However, unknowingly, these signs mean for a lengthy war that would soon shock the world because of its cruel nature.

The gallery contains unpublished photos of Syria in the 2012-2013 period from the Turkish border to Idlib and Aleppo province.