View of the mountains east of al-Janudiyah, Idlib province. Timo Vogt/Bildrand
Some villagers and members of the defence units escaped to surrounding olive orchards when the Syrian army launched an early morning attack on the village of Kureen in Idlib province but most of the inhabitants were unable to get away. Timo Vogt/Bildrand
About 1,000 people demonstrate after Friday prayers in the village of al-Kastan in Idlib province. Timo Vogt/Bildrand
View over the village of Kureen after it had been attacked by government troops on February 22. Timo Vogt/Bildrand
A boy stands in front of house that was completely demolished during the Syrian army assault on the village of Kudreen. Timo Vogt/Bildrand
About 2,000 villagers gathered for the funeral of four men and one woman who were killed during a full scale military attack on the village of Kudreen in February. Timo Vogt/Bildrand
A soldier of the anti-government Free Syrian Army climbs a tree to get a better view of his village, Kureen, during heavy shelling by government troops in February. Timo Vogt/Bildrand
Four victims of the government army attack on the village of Kureen are prepared for burial. Timo Vogt/Bildrand
Members of the Free Syrian Army entering Syria from Turkey via an improvised river crossing near al-Janoudiyah, Idlib province. Timo Vogt/Bildrand
Bullet holes in the door of a small clothes shop looted by Syrian troops in Kudreen. Timo Vogt/Bildrand
Chlidren try to climb the wall of the mosque to get a glimpse of the seven bodies lying inside the mosque in Idlib. Timo Vogt/Bildrand
In February the Syrian army attacked and ransacked the village of Kureen, one of the first small towns in northwestern Syria to be controlled by the opposition. Timo Vogt/Bildrand
Soldiers of the Free Syrian Army rest at a campfire at al-Janoudiyah during their exhausting walk across the mountainous border between Turkey and Syria. Timo Vogt/Bildrand
The owner climbs out of her shop in Kureen after it was looted by members of the Syrian Army. Timo Vogt/Bildrand
A soldier of the Free Syrian Army passes the graffiti of a skull on a wall of the makeshift headquarters of the FSA in al-Janoudiyah, Idlib province. Timo Vogt/Bildrand
The bodies of seven men were discovered in an abandoned house south of Idlib. All had been detained by Syrian police two months earlier. The bodies were found handcuffed and shot at point blank range. Timo Vogt/Bildrand
It is now over a year since the start of the Syrian anti-government uprising. From the outset the protestors' quest for freedom and greater democracy was met with systematic repression. Now the country is on the brink of full scale civil war.
This content was published on June 5, 2012
June 5, 2012
German photojournalist Timo Vogt has been inside the country twice over the past few months, joining a group of rebels who entered Syria from Turkey. His images bear witness to the ongoing conflict which reached its bloodiest point so far in the massacre in Houla on May 25-26. (All images: Timo Vogt/Randbild)
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