Syria: the human cost of conflict

By MSN UK News REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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Syrian rebels just before being hit by sniper fire

The conflict in Mali may be in the spotlight, but another bloody war continues to play out in Syria at a very human cost. Photographer Goran Tomasevic captured the moment two Syrian rebels were hit by sniper fire in Damascus. In this image, members of the Free Syrian Army take position just before they were hit by Syrian Army sniper fire during heavy fighting in the Ain Tarma neighbourhood of Damascus. This gallery shows the terror of conflict.

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The agony of war

A Free Syrian Army fighter (to the left of the photo) looks at his comrade as he gets shot by sniper fire. The man on the left was wounded moments later, while his comrade died soon after being shot.

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A desperate rescue attempt

Syrian rebels pull a comrade (third left) who was shot by sniper fire - but the man died soon after.

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A tank shell explodes

Running for cover, Free Syrian Army fighters are pictured as a tank shell explodes on a wall.

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A shattering impact

Another image showing the impact of a tank shell during heavy fighting in Damascus.