Haunting Pictures from Syria
In fighting since March of last year against Syrian strongman Bashar Assad’s regime, more than 26,000 civilians, including a small but couuragoiuse group of freefom fighters, have been killed. Its a war of T-72s main battle tanks and Mi-24 attack choppers against rebels with AKs and the occasional RPG. Dirty street to street fighting in a part of the world known for brutality. The Daily Mail has a ghostly series of photographs taken at the time of one of these battles.
Global Post photographer Tracey Shelton caught this haunting picture of three soldiers the Moment they died: The photographer captures the split second the tank shell hit the check-point killing three men as it detonates
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