Espen Rasmussen

Tripoli, LEBANON

21 year old Abdalla lies in a Lebanese hospital bed where he is being treated for injuries sustained in a grenade explosion. He lost and eye and recieved numorous sharpnel injuries and was treated locally. He was helped to a local hospital where 'they did not have any medicine or equipment and after a short while the Syrian army started to bomb the area around the hospital. I managed to find shelter in Homs, where I stayed for two days', he says. Approximately 30,000 people, 80% women and children, have fled from Syria to Lebanon since the conflict started. Protests against the ruling Baathist regime of Bashar al-Assad erupted in March 2011. Although they were initially peaceful, they were violently repressed by the Syrian army and police. In response to being ordered to shoot unarmed civilians, large numbers of men deserted the army and formed the Free Syrian Army. The protest movement has now turned into an armed uprising with clashes between the regular army and the Free Syrian Army. By mid 2012 the conflict was being decribed by some within the UN as a civil war.

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Espen Rasmussen
City
Tripoli
Country
LEBANON
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Not for sale in Scandinavia
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42.33 x 28.22 cm (300 dpi)
16.67 x 11.11 inch (300 dpi)
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