Edition:
United States
Pictures | Fri Oct 11, 2013 | 8:35am EDT

The Syrian Front

<p>Free Syrian Army fighters take positions behind a damaged car as they fire their weapons during an offensive against forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo's Salaheddine neighbourhood, October 9, 2013. Tires and other objects are set on fire to provide cover from the snipers. REUTERS/Malek Alshemali</p>

Free Syrian Army fighters take positions behind a damaged car as they fire their weapons during an offensive against forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo's Salaheddine neighbourhood, October 9, 2013. Tires and other objects are...more

Free Syrian Army fighters take positions behind a damaged car as they fire their weapons during an offensive against forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo's Salaheddine neighbourhood, October 9, 2013. Tires and other objects are set on fire to provide cover from the snipers. REUTERS/Malek Alshemali

Close
1 / 20
<p>Free Syrian Army fighters rush to help their fellow fighter after he was shot by a sniper loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo's Salaheddine neighbourhood, October 9, 2013. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah</p>

Free Syrian Army fighters rush to help their fellow fighter after he was shot by a sniper loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo's Salaheddine neighbourhood, October 9, 2013. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah

Free Syrian Army fighters rush to help their fellow fighter after he was shot by a sniper loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo's Salaheddine neighbourhood, October 9, 2013. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah

Close
2 / 20
<p>A Free Syrian Army fighter aims his weapon as he sits behind sandbags in Deir al-Zor, October 8, 2013. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi</p>

A Free Syrian Army fighter aims his weapon as he sits behind sandbags in Deir al-Zor, October 8, 2013. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

A Free Syrian Army fighter aims his weapon as he sits behind sandbags in Deir al-Zor, October 8, 2013. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Close
3 / 20
<p>The reflection of a Free Syrian Army fighter carrying his weapon is seen on a glass pane in a room near Aleppo's historic citadel, which is controlled by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, October 4, 2013. REUTERS/Nour Kelze</p>

The reflection of a Free Syrian Army fighter carrying his weapon is seen on a glass pane in a room near Aleppo's historic citadel, which is controlled by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, October 4, 2013. REUTERS/Nour Kelze

The reflection of a Free Syrian Army fighter carrying his weapon is seen on a glass pane in a room near Aleppo's historic citadel, which is controlled by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, October 4, 2013. REUTERS/Nour Kelze

Close
4 / 20
<p>A Free Syrian Army fighter fires his weapon at the Justice Palace, which is controlled by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in Aleppo, September 29, 2013. REUTERS/Hamid Khatib</p>

A Free Syrian Army fighter fires his weapon at the Justice Palace, which is controlled by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in Aleppo, September 29, 2013. REUTERS/Hamid Khatib

A Free Syrian Army fighter fires his weapon at the Justice Palace, which is controlled by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in Aleppo, September 29, 2013. REUTERS/Hamid Khatib

Close
5 / 20
<p>A Free Syrian Army fighter fires his weapon while taking cover inside a house during what activists said was clashes with the forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Deir al-Zor, October 1, 2013. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi</p>

A Free Syrian Army fighter fires his weapon while taking cover inside a house during what activists said was clashes with the forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Deir al-Zor, October 1, 2013. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

A Free Syrian Army fighter fires his weapon while taking cover inside a house during what activists said was clashes with the forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Deir al-Zor, October 1, 2013. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Close
6 / 20
<p>Residents prepare to leave the city as they load their belongings onto a pick-up truck in Deir al-Zor, October 7, 2013. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi</p>

Residents prepare to leave the city as they load their belongings onto a pick-up truck in Deir al-Zor, October 7, 2013. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Residents prepare to leave the city as they load their belongings onto a pick-up truck in Deir al-Zor, October 7, 2013. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Close
7 / 20
<p>A Free Syrian Army fighter runs to take cover as his fellow fighter gestures near the Justice Palace, which is controlled by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in Aleppo, October 4, 2013. REUTERS/Hamid Khatib</p>

A Free Syrian Army fighter runs to take cover as his fellow fighter gestures near the Justice Palace, which is controlled by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in Aleppo, October 4, 2013. REUTERS/Hamid Khatib

A Free Syrian Army fighter runs to take cover as his fellow fighter gestures near the Justice Palace, which is controlled by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in Aleppo, October 4, 2013. REUTERS/Hamid Khatib

Close
8 / 20
<p>A Free Syrian Army fighter fires his weapon towards snipers loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in the Aleppo district of Salaheddine, September 30, 2013. REUTERS/Molhem Barakat</p>

A Free Syrian Army fighter fires his weapon towards snipers loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in the Aleppo district of Salaheddine, September 30, 2013. REUTERS/Molhem Barakat

A Free Syrian Army fighter fires his weapon towards snipers loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in the Aleppo district of Salaheddine, September 30, 2013. REUTERS/Molhem Barakat

Close
9 / 20
<p>Free Syrian Army fighters run behind barriers fearing snipers in Sina'a neighbourhood in Deir al zor, eastern Syria, October 5, 2013.  REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi</p>

Free Syrian Army fighters run behind barriers fearing snipers in Sina'a neighbourhood in Deir al zor, eastern Syria, October 5, 2013. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Free Syrian Army fighters run behind barriers fearing snipers in Sina'a neighbourhood in Deir al zor, eastern Syria, October 5, 2013. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Close
10 / 20
<p>A Free Syrian Army fighter throws a homemade bomb towards the Justice Palace, which is controlled by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in Aleppo, October 4, 2013. REUTERS/Hamid Khatib</p>

A Free Syrian Army fighter throws a homemade bomb towards the Justice Palace, which is controlled by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in Aleppo, October 4, 2013. REUTERS/Hamid Khatib

A Free Syrian Army fighter throws a homemade bomb towards the Justice Palace, which is controlled by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in Aleppo, October 4, 2013. REUTERS/Hamid Khatib

Close
11 / 20
<p>A man runs near trucks during what activists said was shelling by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in the al-Mashhad district of Aleppo, October 10, 2013. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah</p>

A man runs near trucks during what activists said was shelling by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in the al-Mashhad district of Aleppo, October 10, 2013. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah

A man runs near trucks during what activists said was shelling by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in the al-Mashhad district of Aleppo, October 10, 2013. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah

Close
12 / 20
<p>A view of a building that is controlled by the forces loyal to the Syrian president Bashar Al Assad is pictured in the old city of Aleppo, September 29, 2013. REUTERS/Molhem Barakat</p>

A view of a building that is controlled by the forces loyal to the Syrian president Bashar Al Assad is pictured in the old city of Aleppo, September 29, 2013. REUTERS/Molhem Barakat

A view of a building that is controlled by the forces loyal to the Syrian president Bashar Al Assad is pictured in the old city of Aleppo, September 29, 2013. REUTERS/Molhem Barakat

Close
13 / 20
<p>A Free Syrian Army fighter takes a position inside a room as he aims his weapon from a window in Deir al-Zor, October 9, 2013.REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi</p>

A Free Syrian Army fighter takes a position inside a room as he aims his weapon from a window in Deir al-Zor, October 9, 2013.REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

A Free Syrian Army fighter takes a position inside a room as he aims his weapon from a window in Deir al-Zor, October 9, 2013.REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Close
14 / 20
<p>Free Syrian Army fighters move furniture inside a house in Aleppo's Izaa district, September 30, 2013. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah</p>

Free Syrian Army fighters move furniture inside a house in Aleppo's Izaa district, September 30, 2013. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah

Free Syrian Army fighters move furniture inside a house in Aleppo's Izaa district, September 30, 2013. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah

Close
15 / 20
<p>Free Syrian Army fighters watch television inside a room in Deir al-Zor, October 9, 2013. Picture taken October 9, 2013. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi</p>

Free Syrian Army fighters watch television inside a room in Deir al-Zor, October 9, 2013. Picture taken October 9, 2013. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Free Syrian Army fighters watch television inside a room in Deir al-Zor, October 9, 2013. Picture taken October 9, 2013. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Close
16 / 20
<p>Free Syrian Army fighters take positions behind sandbags as one of them points his weapon towards the Justice Palace, which is controlled by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in Aleppo, October 4, 2013. REUTERS/Hamid Khatib</p>

Free Syrian Army fighters take positions behind sandbags as one of them points his weapon towards the Justice Palace, which is controlled by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in Aleppo, October 4, 2013. REUTERS/Hamid Khatib

Free Syrian Army fighters take positions behind sandbags as one of them points his weapon towards the Justice Palace, which is controlled by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in Aleppo, October 4, 2013. REUTERS/Hamid Khatib

Close
17 / 20
<p>A Free Syrian Army fighter carries his weapon as he peeks out from a damaged shop in Deir al-Zor, October 6, 2013. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi</p>

A Free Syrian Army fighter carries his weapon as he peeks out from a damaged shop in Deir al-Zor, October 6, 2013. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

A Free Syrian Army fighter carries his weapon as he peeks out from a damaged shop in Deir al-Zor, October 6, 2013. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Close
18 / 20
<p>A Free Syrian Army fighter fires towards the village of Aziza, which is under the control of forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in the southern countryside of Aleppo, October 5, 2013. REUTERS/Hamid Khatib</p>

A Free Syrian Army fighter fires towards the village of Aziza, which is under the control of forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in the southern countryside of Aleppo, October 5, 2013. REUTERS/Hamid Khatib

A Free Syrian Army fighter fires towards the village of Aziza, which is under the control of forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in the southern countryside of Aleppo, October 5, 2013. REUTERS/Hamid Khatib

Close
19 / 20
<p>A Free Syrian Army fighter fires towards forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Deir al-Zor, October 1, 2013. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi</p>

A Free Syrian Army fighter fires towards forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Deir al-Zor, October 1, 2013. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

A Free Syrian Army fighter fires towards forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Deir al-Zor, October 1, 2013. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Close
20 / 20

Next Slideshows

Shutdown ghost town

The institutions of Washington DC during the shutdown.

Oct 10 2013

The overthrow of Mursi

A retrospective look back at the events leading up to and the immediate aftermath of the overthrow of Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi.

Oct 09 2013

Kenya's Dadaab refugee camp

Images from Kenya's Dadaab camp, near the border with Somalia.

Oct 09 2013

Cholera in Haiti

Cholera has killed more than 8,000 Haitians since October 2010.

Oct 09 2013

MORE IN PICTURES

Star Wars turns 40

Star Wars turns 40

A look back at fans, collectibles and stars of the iconic franchise 40 years after "Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope" was released in theaters.

Best of Cannes

Best of Cannes

Highlights from the 70th Cannes Film Festival on the French Riviera.

President Trump's first foreign trip

President Trump's first foreign trip

Donald Trump, on his first overseas trip as president, is on a nine-day journey through the Middle East and Europe.

NATO in the modern world

NATO in the modern world

The missions of the North American Treaty Organization since the Kosovo conflict.

Philippines battles to retake city from Islamist rebels

Philippines battles to retake city from Islamist rebels

Troops backed by attack helicopters battled dozens of militants linked to the Islamic State group holed up in a besieged city in the southern Philippines.

Obama and Merkel reunite

Obama and Merkel reunite

Former U.S. President Barack Obama meets German Chancellor Angela Merkel for a discussion on democracy in Berlin, making his first speech in Europe since leaving office.

Victims of Manchester

Victims of Manchester

The names of victims of the Ariana Grande concert bombing in Manchester are starting to emerge, their smiling faces gathered from social media sites.

Survivors of Manchester

Survivors of Manchester

The Queen visits patients injured in the Manchester Arena blast at Royal Manchester Children's Hospital.

Taiwan court rules in favor of same-sex marriage

Taiwan court rules in favor of same-sex marriage

Taiwan's constitutional court declares that same-sex couples have the right to legally marry, the first such ruling in Asia.

Trending Collections

Pictures

Podcast