Inside Azaz: Syria.

Collection with 17 media items created by Ms_R ★★★★★

14 Sep 2012 10:00

The northernmost town of Azaz in Syria, is both a gateway and border point for refugees, fighters and supplies coming in and out of Syria, and a small town that tells a horrific story. On the 15th August 2012 the town was shelled by regime forces, leaving 50 dead. This followed weeks of fighting that allowed FSA fighters to take the town in order to allow the safe passage of many people into and out of Syria. The residents of the town are rebuilding, but fear another shelling attack that they fear is coming soon.

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A child from Azaz silhouetted by bull...
Azaz, Syria,
By Ms_R
14 Sep 2012

Azaz has seen brutal fighting in order to secure the northernmost crossing with Turkey. The remnants of fighting and the subsequent shelling, that saw 50 dead, are seen throughout the town, in burnt-out tanks and piles of rubble.

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The road into Azaz viewed through the...
Azaz, Syria,
By Ms_R
14 Sep 2012

Azaz has seen brutal fighting in order to secure the northernmost crossing with Turkey. The remnants of fighting and the subsequent shelling, that saw 50 dead, are seen throughout the town, in burnt-out tanks and piles of rubble.

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A burnt out tank amidst piles of rubb...
Azaz, Syria,
By Ms_R
14 Sep 2012

Azaz has seen brutal fighting in order to secure the northernmost crossing with Turkey. The remnants of fighting and the subsequent shelling, that saw 50 dead, are seen throughout the town, in burnt-out tanks and piles of rubble.

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Deserted houses display the after-eff...
Azaz, Syria,
By Ms_R
14 Sep 2012

Azaz has seen brutal fighting in order to secure the northernmost crossing with Turkey. The remnants of fighting and the subsequent shelling, that saw 50 dead, are seen throughout the town, in burnt-out tanks, destroyed buildings and piles of rubble.

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A man stands inside his destroyed fac...
Azaz, Syria,
By Ms_R
14 Sep 2012

Azaz has seen brutal fighting in order to secure the northernmost crossing with Turkey. The remnants of fighting and the subsequent shelling, that saw 50 dead, are seen throughout the town, in burnt-out tanks and piles of rubble. Here a local businessman who owns an olive-oil pressing factors displays the damage done to his business after it was shelled and used as a sniper base for Syrian regime soldiers.

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The remains of a shelled school in Az...
Azaz, Syria,
By Ms_R
14 Sep 2012

Azaz has seen brutal fighting in order to secure the northernmost crossing with Turkey. The remnants of fighting and the subsequent shelling, that saw 50 dead, are seen throughout the town, in burnt-out tanks and piles of rubble.

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A door to a factory in Azaz filled wi...
Azaz, Syria,
By Ms_R
14 Sep 2012

Azaz has seen brutal fighting in order to secure the northernmost crossing with Turkey. The remnants of fighting and the subsequent shelling, that saw 50 dead, are seen throughout the town, in burnt-out tanks and piles of rubble. The residents fear further shelling, even as they live among daily reminders of the battle to free the town from Bashar Al-Assad's forces.

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A man stands inside his destroyed fac...
Azaz, Syria,
By Ms_R
14 Sep 2012

Azaz has seen brutal fighting in order to secure the northernmost crossing with Turkey. The remnants of fighting and the subsequent shelling, that saw 50 dead, are seen throughout the town, in burnt-out tanks and piles of rubble. Here, a local businessman, who owns an olive-oil pressing factory, stands amid the rubble. Rebuilding of the factory has begun, even as he fears that they will be shelled once more.

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Children run through a burnt-out scho...
Azaz, Syria,
By Ms_R
14 Sep 2012

Azaz has seen brutal fighting in order to secure the northernmost crossing with Turkey. The remnants of fighting and the subsequent shelling, that saw 50 dead, are seen throughout the town, in burnt-out tanks and piles of rubble.

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Children climb on a burnt out tank in...
Azaz, Syria,
By Ms_R
14 Sep 2012

Azaz has seen brutal fighting in order to secure the northernmost crossing with Turkey. The remnants of fighting and the subsequent shelling, that left 50 dead, are seen throughout the town, in burnt-out tanks and piles of rubble.

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Children pose on top of a burnt-out t...
Azaz, Syria,
By Ms_R
14 Sep 2012

Azaz has seen brutal fighting in order to secure the northernmost crossing with Turkey. The remnants of fighting and the subsequent shelling that left 50 dead are seen throughout the town, in burnt-out tanks and piles of rubble.

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Children play on a tank amidst a pile...
Azaz, Syria,
By Ms_R
14 Sep 2012

Azaz has seen brutal fighting in order to secure the northernmost crossing with Turkey. The remnants of fighting and the subsequent shelling are seen throughout the town, in burnt-out tanks and piles of rubble. The shelling, on the 15th August, killed an estimated 50 people.

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Children walk infront of a bombed-out...
Azaz, Syria,
By Ms_R
14 Sep 2012

Azaz has seen brutal fighting in order to secure the northernmost crossing with Turkey. The remnants of fighting and the subsequent shelling are seen throughout the town, in burnt-out tanks and piles of rubble.

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The inside of a burnt-out tank on the...
Azaz, Syria,
By Ms_R
14 Sep 2012

Azaz has seen brutal fighting in order to secure the northernmost crossing with Turkey. The remnants of fighting and the subsequent shelling are seen throughout the town, in burnt-out tanks and piles of rubble.

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Traders wait next to shops showing sh...
Azaz, Syria,
By Ms_R
14 Sep 2012

Azaz has seen brutal fighting in order to secure the northernmost crossing with Turkey. The remnants of fighting and the subsequent shelling are seen throughout the town, in burnt-out tanks and piles of rubble.

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Inside a burnt-out tank on the outski...
Azaz, Syria,
By Ms_R
14 Sep 2012

Azaz has seen brutal fighting in order to secure the northernmost crossing with Turkey. The remnants of fighting and the subsequent shelling are seen throughout the town, in burnt-out tanks and piles of rubble.

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No-man's land on the drive into Azaz,...
Azaz, Syria
By Ms_R
14 Sep 2012

Although the border with Turkey remains open, the northernmost Syrian town of Azaz is still recovering from shelling that destroyed much of the town. Just getting into the town is a reminder of the carnage that continues right up to the border regions: a van transporting workers between Syria and Turkey displays bullet holes from fighting.