Rebels Attack Government Checkpoint

30 January 2013

Damascus, Syria

Rebels take cover amid flying debris and shrapnel, as a shell fired from a Syrian Army tank hits the wall above them.


Rebel fighters of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) attacked a government checkpoint, in the Ein Tarma neighborhood, on 30 January. The battle for the suburbs of Damascus was considered crucial to both parties. In this incident, FSA fighters launched an attack on the Ein Tarma checkpoint over the course of two hours, and were targeted by snipers. After evacuating a fallen comrade, the rebels returned to the attack while under rocket fire and then shelling from tanks.


Damascus, Syria

Technical information

Shutter speed: 1600
ISO: 800
F-Stop: 2.8
Focal Length: 16mm
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X

Goran Tomasevic
Tomasevic’s award-winning pictures of wars and revolutions have become some of the most enduring images of the conflicts fought in the Balkans, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Syria. His broad work also includes photographic features from South Sudan, Kashmir, Mozambique, DR Congo, Nigeria, Somalia as well as sports coverage of Olympics and Soccer World cups.