Associated Press photographer documents the conflict in Aleppo, Syria

  • Soldiers take up positions in a building.  Manu Brabo / AP Photo
  • Rebel soldiers scan for targets from within a bombed building in the Saif Al Dula district.  Manu Brabo / AP Photo
  • A Free Syrian Army (FSA) solider throws a home-made grenade towards a Syrian Army position in the Izaa district.  Manu Brabo / AP Photo
  • FSA fighters run after attacking a Syrian Army tank during fighting in the Izaa district. Manu Brabo / AP Photo
  • Rebel soldiers help a severely wounded fighter who was shot by a Syrian Army sniper in the Izaa district. Manu Brabo / AP Photo
  • A soldier helps a comrade treat his hand after he was wounded by a sniper in Izaa district.  Manu Brabo / AP Photo
  • Two rebel FSA soldiers carry munitions to the front line during fighting in the Izaa district.  Manu Brabo / AP Photo
  • Rebel soldiers help a wounded comrade during the fight in Izaa district. Manu Brabo / AP Photo
  • An FSA rebel fires his weapon against Syrian Army positions in Salaheddine district. Manu Brabo / AP Photo
  • A rebel soldier reloads his machine gun cartridge during a break in the fighting. Manu Brabo / AP Photo
  • An FSA soldier shoots his weapon towards Syrian Army positions in the Izaa district. Manu Brabo / AP Photo
  • Rebel soldiers help a severely wounded colleague after being shot by a Syrian Army sniper in Izaa district. Manu Brabo / AP Photo
  • FSA soldiers carry their severely wounded colleague after being shot by a Syrian Army sniper in Izaa district. Manu Brabo / AP Photo
  • FSA soldiers help transport a severely wounded colleague after being shot by a Syrian Army sniper in Izaa district. Manu Brabo / AP Photo

September 12, 2012

The war in Syria has been raging endlessly.  The conflict between the Free Syrian Army rebel fighters and Syrian government forces has been the most drawn out of all of the revolts from the Arab Spring.For some time photo editors relied on poor quality images from mobile phones, or frame grabs from a mobile video, released days after they had been taken.

Although it may have taken some time for him to gain access, this set of extraordinary images shot in Aleppo by Associated Press photographer Manu Brabo - within the last week - found him risking his life to get close to the rebels to convey the lengths they will go to fight for their cause.

Photo edit and sequencing by photo editor James O'Hara

Read our interview with Manu Brabo where he talks about this time in Syria and his experience covering conflicts here (in English and Spanish).

                         
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