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Saturday, 30 August 2014

U.N. peacekeepers captured

Apartments and other buildings lie in ruins on Tuesday, June 3, in Aleppo, a city that “has had the life bombed out of it,” according to CNN’s Nick Paton Walsh.A man carries a girl injured in a reported barrel-bomb attack by government forces June 3 in Aleppo.A rebel fighter loads an anti-tank cannon outside Latakia, Syria, on Sunday, June 1.A rescue worker pulls a girl from rubble in Aleppo on June 1 after reported bombing by government forces.A giant poster of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is seen in Damascus, Syria, on Saturday, May 31, as the capital prepares for presidential elections.
Portraits of al-Assad dominate the cityscape in central Damascus on Tuesday, May 27. Al-Assad is firmly in power three years into the civil war, while the opposition remains weak and fragmented and extremists grow in numbers and influence.The father of a 3-month-old girl weeps Monday, May 26, after she was pulled from rubble following a barrel-bomb strike in Aleppo.A woman stands in a heavily damaged building in Aleppo on May 26.An injured man lies in a hospital bed after alleged airstrikes by government forces in Aleppo on Sunday, May 18.Buildings in Homs, Syria, lie in ruins Saturday, May 10, days after an evacuation truce went into effect. Thousands of displaced residents returned to the city.Rescuers carry a man wounded by a mine in the Bustan al-Diwan neighborhood of Homs on May 10.A Syrian woman carries a suitcase along a street in the Juret al-Shayah district of Homs on May 10.Residents carry their belongings in the al-Hamidieh neighborhood of Homs on May 10.A woman injured when a mine went off is carried in Homs on May 10.Residents return to damaged dwellings in Homs on May 10. Debris lies on a deserted street in Homs on Thursday, May 8. A mosque is seen through shattered glass in Homs, where an evacuation truce went into effect on Wednesday, May 7. A wounded man is treated at a makeshift hospital in Aleppo on Sunday, May 4.Debris rises in what Free Syrian Army fighters said was an operation to strike a checkpoint and remove government forces in Maarat al-Numan, Syria, on Monday, May 5.A man helps a woman through debris after reported airstrikes by government forces on Thursday, May 1, in the Halak neighborhood of Aleppo. Syrians gather at the site of reported airstrikes in Aleppo on May 1. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, at least 33 civilians were killed in the attack.A woman runs after two barrel bombs were thrown, reportedly by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo on May 1.A boy runs in Aleppo on Sunday, April 27, after what activists said were explosive barrels thrown by forces loyal to al-Assad.Security and emergency medical personnel work at the site of a car bomb explosion Monday, April 14, in the Ekremah neighborhood of Homs. In this photo released by the state-run SANA news agency, Syrian forces take positions during clashes with rebels near the town of Rankous, Syria, on Sunday, April 13.Flames engulf a vehicle following a car bomb Wednesday, April 9, in the Karm al-Loz neighborhood of Homs.A man carries a child who was found in the rubble of an Aleppo building after it was reportedly bombed by government forces on Monday, March 18.An elderly man and a child walk among debris in a residential block of Aleppo on March 18. A woman with blood on her face carries a child following a reported airstrike by government forces Saturday, March 15, in Aleppo.People attempt to comfort a man in Aleppo after a reported airstrike by government forces on Sunday, March 9. Buildings in Homs lay in ruins on March 9.Syrian forces fire a cannon and a heavy machine gun loaded on a truck as they fight rebels in the Syrian town of Zara on Saturday, March 8. A handout photo released by SANA shows Syrian President Bashar al-Assad speaking March 8 during a meeting in Damascus to mark the 51st anniversary of the 1963 revolution, when Baath Party supporters in the Syrian army seized power. Al-Assad said the country will go on with reconciliation efforts along with its fight against terrorism.Syrians inspect the rubble of destroyed buildings in Aleppo following a reported airstrike by Syrian government forces on Friday, March 7.People dig through the rubble of a building in Damascus that was allegedly hit by government airstrikes on Thursday, February 27. A boy walks ahead of men carrying the body of his mother in Aleppo on Saturday, February 22. According to activists, the woman was killed when explosive barrels were thrown by forces loyal to al-Assad.A man holds a baby who survived what activists say was an airstrike by al-Assad loyalists Friday, February 14, in Aleppo.In this photo provided by the anti-government activist group Aleppo Media Center, Syrian men help survivors out of a building in Aleppo after it was bombed, allegedly by a Syrian regime warplane on Saturday, February 8.Syrians gather at a site hit by barrel bombs, allegedly dropped by a regime helicopter on the opposition-controlled Mesekin Hananu district of Aleppo on February 8.In this handout photo released by the state-run SANA news agency on February 8, civilians wave national flags in Damascus as they take part in a rally in support of President al-Assad.A man stands next to debris in the road following a reported airstrike by Syrian government forces in Aleppo on February 8.Medical personnel look for survivors after a reported airstrike in Aleppo on Saturday, February 1.Syrians carry a dead body following an airstrike on February 1.A man walks amid debris and dust on January 31.An injured man is covered in dust after an airstrike on January 29.A man tries to fix electrical wires in Aleppo on January 27.Rebels and civilians check out a crater that activists say resulted from a Syrian government airstrike on an Aleppo bus station on Tuesday, January 21.Men rush to a site that Syrian government forces reportedly hit in Aleppo on January 21.Buildings lie in ruins in Aleppo on Sunday, January 19, after reported air raids by Syrian government planes.A child collects items from a garbage pile in Douma, Syria, northeast of the capital, on Saturday, January 18.A piece of exploded mortar lies in a street in Daraya, a Syrian city southwest of Damascus, on Friday, January 17.HIDE CAPTION
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