Iva Zimova

Sarmada, Idlib Governorate, SYRIA

Children play at war with toy guns in a room where they have found shelter in a school building in Sarmada in Idlib governorate. The girl holds a toy machine gun. They have found shelter in Sarmada after fleeing intensifying fighting in neighbouring Hama governorate between the Syrian army and rebel fighters.Protests against the regime of Bashar al-Assad erupted in March 2011. Although 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 and formed the core of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) which was soon joined by civilian volunteers. Since early 2012 the protest movement has escalated into an armed uprising that many consider a civil war. Sustained fighting is ongoing throughout Syria between the regular army and its allied militias and the Free Syrian Army as well as other anti-regime groups, some of which include foreign jihadists.

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Iva Zimova
Sarmada, Idlib Governorate
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