Turkey-Syria: Rebels and Refugees on the Border (11 images)

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In early March 2012 Syria had been in a state of rebellion, or civil war, for one year. The United Nations had stopped counting the number killed in the violence at 5000 in late 2011, but in March made a 'jump' in the estimate to over above 9000 dead.

Syrian government forces were by this stage undertaking a broad assault on rebel strongholds in the west and north-west of the country. Homs city, and its district of Baba Amr, had taken a weeks-long artillery assault in late...
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