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MagazineJan 29, 2015
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.
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