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A children’s celebration in Tariq al-Bab, Aleppo. (Photo: Damascus Bureau)
18 May 15
Night of celebration descends into terror and destruction.
18 May 15
As Douma falls to government forces, an activist seeks for news of her family.
Ammar Al Shahbander with Tony Borden in a picture from 2012. (Photo: IWPR)
15 May 15
IWPR's executive director describes the respect and affection people had for Ammar Al Shahbander.
Desperation drives women to stand outside mosques asking for help. Bustan al-Qasr, Aleppo. (Photo: Salah al-Ashqar)
15 May 15
Facing the trauma of death and disappearance in Idlib.
Placard mourning Ammar Al Shahbander in Baghdad. Photo: Hatem Tome)
14 May 15
After an emotional farewell, colleagues reflect on his contribution in life.
A young girl painted the flag of the revolutionaries on her cheek for a demonstration in Aleppo. (Photo: Salah al-Ashqar)
12 May 15
Trapped under fire, a mother has no answer to a child’s question.
12 May 15
A trip to the shops turns into an ordeal in an Islamic State stronghold.
A picture taken during the annual celebrations marking the start of the Syrian revolution in the Bustan neighbourhood of Aleppo. (Photo: Salah al-Ashqar)
12 May 15
Conservative values make it harder for women to take part.
Two teachers pass through a street filled with demolished buildings on their way to a school in the Ansari neighbourhood of Aleppo. Photographer: Salah al-Ashqar
8 May 15
Displaced people find their homes battered by three years of fighting.
Last Saturday night, in Baghdad, my friend Ammar al-Shahbander went to hear a concert sponsored by a local civic group. It was the kind of request - a fun way to support life going on in Iraq - that he didn’t tend to refuse. (Photo: Ammar Al Shahbander)
7 May 15
Ammar al-Shahbander gave his life to two causes that are never for the faint of heart – Iraq’s future, and the freedom to think and write.