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Jan 29, 2015

Life under the threat of snipers in Syria

Life under the threat of snipers in Syria

A sniper is a highly trained marksman who operates alone, in a pair, or with a sniper team to maintain close visual contact with the enemy and engage targets from concealed positions or distances exceeding the detection capabilities of enemy personnel. A hit item now with the movie American Sniper played in cinemas across the globe. In this gallery a collection of pictures describing some situations in Syria and the threat of being hit by snipers.

Life under the threat of snipers in Syria
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A Free Syrian Army sniper sits in a shooting position in Old Aleppo /REUTERS

Life under the threat of snipers in Syria
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Children play near a bus barricading a street in Aleppo's rebel-controlled Bustan al-Qasr neighbourhood STRINGER/Reuters

Life under the threat of snipers in Syria
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Civilians walk near a bus barricading a street in Aleppo's rebel-controlled Bustan al-Qasr neighbourhood STRINGER/Reuters

Life under the threat of snipers in Syria
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Besieged residents pull a basket filled with food that activists provided to them in Ashrafieh, Aleppo /REUTERS

Life under the threat of snipers in Syria
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Free Syrian Army fighters peek through gaps at a concrete barrier as they watch their fellow fighters who where caught under sniper fire on the front line in Aleppo's Sheikh Saeed neighbourhood /REUTERS

Life under the threat of snipers in Syria
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A sheet covers a damaged road from snipers in Sheikh Maksoud /REUTERS

Life under the threat of snipers in Syria
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Free Syrian Army fighters rush to help fellow fighter after he was shot by sniper loyal to President al-Assad in Aleppo /REUTERS

Life under the threat of snipers in Syria
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Free Syrian Army fighters walk along a curtain erected as protection from snipers loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in the Aleppo district of Salaheddine /REUTERS

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A woman reporter runs with a rebel fighter to avoid snipers at the frontline against the Islamic State fighters in Aleppo's northern countryside /Reuters

Life under the threat of snipers in Syria
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Free Syrian Army fighters take cover from snipers by crawling on the front line in Aleppo's Sheikh Saeed neighbourhood /REUTERS

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A Free Syrian Army sniper sits in a shooting position behind sandbags in Old Aleppo /REUTERS

Life under the threat of snipers in Syria
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Noor and Hadi show a picture of the body of their friend Khaled at the frontline of Khalidiya neighborhood in Aleppo /REUTERS

Life under the threat of snipers in Syria
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Free Syrian Army fighters take cover behind curtains erected along a damaged street as protection from snipers loyal to Syria's President al-Assad in Aleppo's neighbourhood of Salaheddine /REUTERS

Life under the threat of snipers in Syria
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A sniper loyal to Syrian President Bashar-Al-Assad is seen on a mirror at a window in old Aleppo /REUTERS

Life under the threat of snipers in Syria
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A Free Syrian Army fighter carries his weapon as he stands near a dummy erected to distract snipers loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo's Karm al-Jabal district /REUTERS

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Free Syrian Army fighters run behind barriers fearing snipers in Sina'a neighbourhood in Deir al zor, eastern Syria /REUTERS

Life under the threat of snipers in Syria
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Civilians run as they flee shelling and sniper shots by forces loyal to Syria's President Assad in Sabaa Bahrat and Bab al-Nasr area in Aleppo /Reuters

Life under the threat of snipers in Syria
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Clothes used for cover from snipers is pictured in the besieged town of Arbeen in the eastern Ghouta of Damascus /REUTERS

Life under the threat of snipers in Syria
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A man walks as he bends his head to avoid snipers that belong to forces loyal to Syrian President al-Assad in Homs /REUTERS

Life under the threat of snipers in Syria
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A Free Syrian Army fighter uses a Syrian opposition flag to attract and locate snipers loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo /REUTERS

Life under the threat of snipers in Syria
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Civilians push a cart with a wounded man who was shot by a sniper at the Karaj al-Hajez crossing /REUTERS

Life under the threat of snipers in Syria
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A boy fixes covers that were erected to provide protection from snipers loyal to Syria's President Assad in Aleppo /REUTERS

Life under the threat of snipers in Syria
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Children run across a street to avoid snipers in Deir al-Zor, eastern Syria /REUTERS

Life under the threat of snipers in Syria
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Residents run fearing sniper fire in Tripoli, northern Lebanon /REUTERS

Life under the threat of snipers in Syria
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People walk under curtains hung as protection from snipers loyal to President al-Assad, along damaged street in besieged area of Homs /REUTERS

Life under the threat of snipers in Syria
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A civilian runs to take cover from snipers loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad stationed in Aleppo's historical citadel /Reuters

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An injured Free Syrian Army fighter reacts on the ground after being hit by a sniper on the front line in Aleppo's Sheikh Saeed neighbourhood /REUTERS

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A rebel fighter works on an improvised sniper equipment inside a room where he is taking position at the Handarat frontline near Aleppo Central prison /Reuters

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Rebel fighters walk past blinds erected as protection from snipers loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Salaheddine neighborhood of Aleppo /Reuters

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A dog scavenges near a dead body along a deserted street in eastern al-Ghouta, near Damascus /REUTERS

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An area controlled by forces loyal to Assad is seen through a sniper's scope in Aleppo /REUTERS

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Civilians walk near upright buses barricading a street, which serve as protection from snipers loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in Aleppo's rebel-controlled Bustan al-Qasr neighbourhood AMMAR ABDULLAH/REUTERS

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Civilians walk near upright buses barricading a street, which serve as protection from snipers loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in Aleppo's rebel-controlled Bustan al-Qasr neighbourhood AMMAR ABDULLAH/REUTERS

Life under the threat of snipers in Syria
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Civilians walk near upright buses barricading a street, which serve as protection from snipers loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in Aleppo's rebel-controlled Bustan al-Qasr neighbourhood AMMAR ABDULLAH/REUTERS

Life under the threat of snipers in Syria
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Buses barricading a street, which serve as protection from snipers loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, are pictured in Aleppo's rebel-controlled Bustan al-Qasr neighbourhood AMMAR ABDULLAH/REUTERS

Life under the threat of snipers in Syria
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Civilians walk near goods displayed for sale beside upright buses barricading a street, which serve as protection from snipers loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in Aleppo's rebel-controlled Bustan al-Qasr neighbourhood AMMAR ABDULLAH/REUTERS

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