Syria war: Seven years, seven pictures

Syrians shout 'freedom' during a protest in Dael, near the city of Deraa, southern Syria, March 25, 2011. KHALED AL-HARIRI/REUTERS

15 MAR 2018

The Syrian civil war has entered its eighth year with more than 465,000 Syrians killed and millions displaced.

A Syrian boy stands in front of a damaged armoured vehicle belonging to the Syrian army in a street in Homs, January 23, 2012. AHMED JADALLAH/REUTERS

Children, affected by what activists say was a gas attack, breathe through oxygen masks in the Damascus suburb of Saqba, August 21, 2013. BASSAM KHABIEH/REUTERS
A survivor holds her crying baby in a hospital in Aleppo’s al-Sakhour district, after what activists said was a barrel bomb dropped on Aleppo’s Haydariye district by forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad, March 9, 2014. HOSAM KATAN/REUTERS
Internally displaced Syrians stand inside their makeshift shelter in an underground cave in Om al-Seer, southern Idlib countryside, Syria, December 26, 2015. KHALIL ASHAWI/REUTERS
An abandoned child’s stroller is seen near damaged vehicles that were used as barricades in the Hanano neighbourhood after government forces took control of the area in Aleppo, Syria, December 2, 2016. OMAR SANADIKI/REUTERS
Two-and-a-half year old Hala al-Nufi, who suffers from a metabolic disorder which is worsening due to the siege and food shortages in the eastern Ghouta, reacts as she sits on a bed in the Saqba area, in the eastern Damascus suburb of Ghouta, Syria, October 25, 2017. BASSAM KHABIEH/REUTERS


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