Friday, November 23, 2012

Syria: Photos Of A Slow-Motion Civil War (Photo Gallery)

Free Syrian Army members fire on a man they suspect to be from the pro-government forces during a combing operation in Harem town, Idlib Governorate, Oct. 26, 2012. Asmaa Waguih / Reuters

Chaos and Killing in Syria: Photos of a Slow-Motion Civil War -- Time

More than a year ago, Arab Spring–inspired protests kicked off in the impoverished Syrian agricultural town of Dara‘a. The mini-uprising met a brutal response, one that few observers at the time could have anticipated would blow up into a far wider rebellion against President Bashar Assad and the entrenched, decades-long rule of his family. With Syrian authorities clamping down on journalistic access and freedoms, we saw glimpses of the unrest there for months only through grainy YouTube footage, images as uncertain and hard to corroborate as the events on the ground.

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My Comment: Disturbing images of a civil war .... and after 40,0000 deaths .... still continues.

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