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Rebels Attack Government Checkpoint


Goran Tomasevic


30 January, 2013

Damascus, Syria

A rebel fighter moves his comrade to safety, after they had come under fire from snipers.


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.

About the photographer

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...

Technical information

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Focal length
16.0 mm
Canon EOS-1D X

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