Nick Turse
Close to 100 fighters from eight rebel brigades gathered in a field in the outskirts of Hama province, Syria, on Monday, October 28, 2013 promising to open routes for humanitarian aid in the province. The rebels announced they were uniting to form a new force called “Liwaa Mujahideen Hama” or “Brigade of Fighters in Hama.” At the meeting, LMH officials said the coalition would be able to organize safe passage for aid workers throughout Idlib. Fighters compared weapons and socialized.
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Close to 100 fighters from eight rebel brigades gathered in a field in the outskirts of Hama province, Syria, on Monday, October 28, 2013 promising to open routes for humanitarian aid in the province. The rebels announced they were uniting to form a new force called “Liwaa Mujahideen Hama” or “Brigade of Fighters in Hama.” At the meeting, LMH officials said the coalition would be able to organize safe passage for aid workers throughout Idlib. Fighters compared weapons and socialized.

© Daniel C. Britt/Corbis

Close to 100 fighters from eight rebel brigades gathered in a field in the outskirts of Hama province, Syria, on Monday, October 28, 2013 promising to open routes for humanitarian aid in the province. The rebels announced they were uniting to form a new force called “Liwaa Mujahideen Hama” or “Brigade of Fighters in Hama.” At the meeting, LMH officials said the coalition would be able to organize safe passage for aid workers throughout Idlib. Fighters compared weapons and socialized.

© Daniel C. Britt/Corbis

Close to 100 fighters from eight rebel brigades gathered in a field in the outskirts of Hama province, Syria, on Monday, October 28, 2013 promising to open routes for humanitarian aid in the province. The rebels announced they were uniting to form a new force called “Liwaa Mujahideen Hama” or “Brigade of Fighters in Hama.” At the meeting, LMH officials said the coalition would be able to organize safe passage for aid workers throughout Idlib. Fighters compared weapons and socialized.

© Daniel C. Britt/Corbis

newyorker:

Women and Violence in El Salvador, a slide show: http://nyr.kr/Q8mN46

In this Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 photo, Syrian residents walk on a street among the debris of buildings shattered by heavy shelling in Tarik Al-Bab neighborhood, southeast of Aleppo City. 
(AP Photo/Narciso Contreras).

In this Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 photo, Syrian residents walk on a street among the debris of buildings shattered by heavy shelling in Tarik Al-Bab neighborhood, southeast of Aleppo City.

(AP Photo/Narciso Contreras).



Telegram from Reporter to the New York Times Regarding the Battle of Gettysburg: 07/03/1863
credit: NARA

Telegram from Reporter to the New York Times Regarding the Battle of Gettysburg: 07/03/1863

credit: NARA
This is a dark, dark tunnel. There is no good ending to this. Assad believes he is winning.
JOSHUA LANDIS, director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Oklahoma, on a speech in which President Bashar al-Assad of Syria defended a crackdown and sought to rally supporters.
In this Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012 photo, an apartment shattered by tank shelling is viewed at the top level of one house building in Karmal Jabl neighborhood after several days of intense clashes between rebel fighters and the Syrian army in Aleppo City. 
(AP Photo/Narciso Contreras)

In this Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012 photo, an apartment shattered by tank shelling is viewed at the top level of one house building in Karmal Jabl neighborhood after several days of intense clashes between rebel fighters and the Syrian army in Aleppo City.

(AP Photo/Narciso Contreras)

timelightbox:

Dec. 30, 2012. A boy watches men dig graves for future casualties of Syria’s civil conflict at Sheikh Saeed cemetery in Azaz city, north of Aleppo, Syria. (Ahmed Jadallah—Reuters)
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timelightbox:

Dec. 30, 2012. A boy watches men dig graves for future casualties of Syria’s civil conflict at Sheikh Saeed cemetery in Azaz city, north of Aleppo, Syria. (Ahmed Jadallah—Reuters)

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pulitzercenter:


“And Mt. Ararat – located just across a closed border in Turkey – is ever-present, dominating the skyline in Yerevan and beyond, a constant reminder of the longing for Western Armenia and of what has been lost in genocide. No longer a part of any Armenia, it is an open wound and at the same time, the symbol of being Armenian.”

— An excerpt from Pulitzer Center grantee Alia Malek’s story on whether a diverse Syria can survive. Read the full story here. Image by Alia Malek.

pulitzercenter:

“And Mt. Ararat – located just across a closed border in Turkey – is ever-present, dominating the skyline in Yerevan and beyond, a constant reminder of the longing for Western Armenia and of what has been lost in genocide. No longer a part of any Armenia, it is an open wound and at the same time, the symbol of being Armenian.”

— An excerpt from Pulitzer Center grantee Alia Malek’s story on whether a diverse Syria can survive. Read the full story here. Image by Alia Malek.

warwithinaframe:

Dec. 1, 2012. Smoke rises from buildings due to heavy fighting between Free Syrian Army fighters and government forces in Aleppo, Syria.
Narciso Contreras

warwithinaframe:

Dec. 1, 2012. Smoke rises from buildings due to heavy fighting between Free Syrian Army fighters and government forces in Aleppo, Syria.

Narciso Contreras