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Syria Destruction in Photos

This post is part of our special coverage Syria Protests 2011/12.

Syrian photographers from around the country are revealing, sharing, and archiving Syria's uprising through photographs which showcase destruction. Despite the limited media sources, what comes out from Syria shows the horrific reality Syrians on the ground face as they see their country being literally torn apart. Although there is no liable resources to confirm the locations of the photographs nor the number of victims, the next few pictures are just a sample to consider of how Syria's infrastructure and residential areas have been affected.

Among hundreds of photographers, Yazan Homsy ‏shares with us scenes from the destruction of Homs. He describes himself as:

 يزن الحمصي – ابن حمص العدية – ناشط في الثورة السورية من حي الخالدية ثورة حتى النصر أو الشهادة …

@YazanHomsY: Yazan Homsy, son of the great Homs, activist in the Syrian revolution, from Khalidya neighborhood. Revolution until victory or martyrdom

He has posted his pictures on his Facebook, illustrating the destruction of buildings in Homs city. Here are two of his photographs, used with permission.

Homs: 139-days siege of 14 block in the city. Six months and Assad militia used all kinds of explosives and missiles to destroy the besieged neighborhoods of Homs. Source: Yazan Homsi Facebook page. Used with permission.

Old market in Homs after been bombed and burned. 06/13/2012. Source: Yazan Homsi Facebook page. Used with permission.

Syrian News Network S.N.N [ar] has also been active in updating its website and posting photographs recording the destruction in Syria´s three main cities – Aleppo, Homs, and Damascus – on a daily basis.

Here is a selection of pictures:

Syria – Homs – 10/21/2012 – Destruction as a result of the bombing of Al Assad forces- Photo by Mohammed Ibrahim – SHAAM NEWS NETWORK | SNN reporter (108). Used with Permission

Syria – Homs – 10/21/2012 – Destruction as a result of the bombing of Al Assad forces- Photo by Mohammed Ibrahim – SHAAM NEWS NETWORK | SNN reporter (102). Used with Permission

Syria – Homs – 10/19/2012 – Destruction as a result of the bombing of Al Assad forces- Photo by Mohammed Ibrahim – SHAAM NEWS NETWORK | SNN reporter (39). Used with Permission

Syria – Aleppo – the old city – 13/10/2012 – Destruction and fire as result to shelling on Umayyad Mosque (12). Photo source SHAAM NEWS NETWORK | SNN Used with Permission

Syria – Aleppo – 09/23/2012 – Destruction as a result of Jet Raid bombing and heavy shelling. Photo Source SHAAM NEWS NETWORK | SNN Used with Permission

Syria – Damascus – Tadamon – 07/09/2012 – Destruction in the neighborhood as a result of Assad forces bombing (6). Photo Source SHAAM NEWS NETWORK | SNN Used with Permission

Syria – Damascus – Erbeen – 29/10/2012 – Destroyed Building as a result of Assad forces bombing of civilians neighborhood. Source SHAAM NEWS NETWORK | SNN. Used with Permission.

This post is part of our special coverage Syria Protests 2011/12.

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