More than 250,000 Syrians have lost their lives in four-and-a-half years of armed conflict, which began with anti-government protests before escalating into a full-scale civil war. More than 11 million others have been forced from their homes as forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad and those opposed to his rule battle each other – as well as jihadist militants from so-called Islamic State. (BBC NEWS)
However these images describes the horrors of conflict and the helplessness of Syrian people.
A SUNDAY, DEC. 15, 2013 CITIZEN JOURNALISM IMAGE PROVIDED BY ALEPPO MEDIA CENTER, AMC AP PROVIDES ACCESS TO THIS PUBLICLY DISTRIBUTED HANDOUT PHOTO TO BE USED FOR EDITORIAL PURPOSES ONLY In this Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013 citizen journalism image provided by Aleppo Media Center, AMC, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, a Syrian man cries while holding the body of child who was killed following a Syrian government airstrike in Aleppo, Syria. The Britain based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Monday that dozens of children were among scores killed in airstrikes on several opposition areas a day earlier. (AP Photo/Aleppo Media Center, AMC)
A man cries at a site hit on Friday by what activists said was a Scud missile in Aleppo’s Ard al-Hamra neighbourhood, February 23, 2013. Rockets struck eastern districts of Aleppo, Syria’s biggest city, on Friday, killing at least 29 people and trapping a family of 10 in the ruins of their home, activists in the city said. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman (SYRIA – Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)