Syria: Survival in the heavily contested city of Deir ez-Zor - 2013 (32 images)

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Residents of eastern Syrian town Deir az-Zor joined Arab spring protests against the regime of Bashar al-Assad from its early beginning in March 2011. Since summer 2012 the town with few hundred thousands inhabitants is embattled between the Syrian Army and different opposing rebel groups like Free Syrian Army and Jabhat al-Nusra. Deir az-Zor is target to constant shelling by artillery, war planes and short range missiles. Almost 70 percent of the town is rebel held while government forces...
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