In Syria: Six Years of War

For six years now, Syrians have endured the loss and hardship caused by a protracted civil war. An estimated 4.9 million Syrians have fled their homeland, filling refugee camps in neighboring countries, and another six million remain displaced inside Syria’s borders. While Syrian government forces—backed by Russian air support—appear to have gained the upper hand in many places, recapturing the city of Aleppo in December, street battles and airstrikes continue to take place nearly every day. A number of rebel groups, including ISIS, still control vast rural areas and smaller cities and villages to the east. The complex and dangerous situation remains nowhere near resolved, as foreign intervention increases—including a growing U.S. presence on the ground—and those caught in the crossfire continue to suffer the most. Gathered here are images of the ongoing Syrian conflict from recent months.

Read more
Hints: View this page full screen. Skip to the next and previous photo by typing j/k or ←/→.

Most Recent

  • Shahid Ali / AFP / Getty

    Photos: The Locust Swarms of 2020

    Images from hard-hit areas in Kenya, Pakistan, India, Nepal, and Yemen, taken over recent months

  • Michelle Sole / Shutterstock

    Scenes From Antarctica

    Recent images of the Antarctic landscape, wildlife, and research facilities, as well as some of the work taking place there

  • Denis Tangney Jr. / Getty

    Maine: Images of the Pine Tree State

    A few glimpses of Maine’s landscape, and some of the animals and people calling it home

  • AFP / Getty

    Photos of the Week: Yoga Dome, Iron Lady, Speedo Mick

    Mountaintop yoga in China, a sunrise over Glastonbury Tor, a sneaky gull in Denmark, a field of lavender in England, “Rays of Victory” in Russia, a concert for plants in Spain, a ski run in Australia, and much more