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Rebels Attack Government Checkpoint

Photographer

Goran Tomasevic

Reuters

30 January, 2013

Rebel fighters of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) attacked a government checkpoint, in the Ein Tarma neighborhood, on 30 January.

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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...

Background story

Two Free Syrian Army fighters take up position for an attack on the Ein Tarma checkpoint.

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.

Technical information

Shutter Speed
1/1000 sec
Focal length
28
F-Stop
f/5
ISO
1600
Camera
Canon EOS-1D X

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