Caught while smuggling food past government soldiers.
In areas outside government control, a patchwork of opposition groups run their own schools.
Talk of deportation highlights vulnerability of migrant workers.
A family nearly comes to grief while fleeing no-man’s land in Douma.
Under militant rule, doctors flee Deir al-Zor and hospital infrastructure crumbles.
Simply venturing out onto the streets has become an ordeal for women in Islamic State-controlled city.
Despite security worries, a young women insists on going to university.
A women fleeing an airstrike is confronted by an Islamic State militant.
In newly-liberated Idlib, rebels cannot agree on who should run services.
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