• Half-destroyed buildings can be seen everywhere along the streets of the city because of bombing of the Syrian army. Explosions and gunfire can be heard day and night. The city is split in two: one part is controlled by the Free Syrian Army (FSA), and the other- by the governmental army.
  • The war is led in city conditions, many of the streets are “covered” by al-Assad’s snipers, and daily the civilian population of the city is subjected to being in the scope of fire and inhuman living conditions of constantly being a target.
  • The free Syrian army consists of inhabitants of Syria that have rallied against al-Assad’s regime, fighters from other Arabian countries, as well as fighters of the Islamic group Jabhat al-Nusra- the Front of Victory, which is considered to be closely affiliated with Al-Qaeda.
  • A moment from a protest procession in the streets of Aleppo after the Friday prayer. The sign of the two raised fingers means both peace and war, and the sign with one finger raised up means “Until Death”.
  • The Friday prayer
  • A truck with the bodies of two elderly people and one child, perished because of a cannon shell that had fallen in a civilian building in the city. Al-Assad’s army purposely bombards the civilian population, to cause fear and make the citizens of Aleppo pass in the part of the city, controlled by the governmental armies.
  • A rebel of FSA looks around before crossing the street in the old part of the city.
  • A fighter of FSA, the band on his forehead reads: ‘Allah is Great’ and ‘There is no God except Allah’. These types of black bands are characteristic of the Jabhat al-Nusra group.
  • A rebel seeks a suitable place for cover in the city in Amrie district.
  • A rebel of FSA takes aim in an abandoned residential building in the Amrie district, in the city of Aleppo.
  • A fighter from the FSA crossing the front line in Amrie quater
  • A fighter from the FSA shooting towards the government forces positions in Amrie quarter in Alepo
  • A rebel of the free Syrian army posing on the roof of a school, in the city of Aleppo, after receiving a mission to kill an Iranian pilot, situated in a village near Aleppo.
  • A rebel runs for cover after al-Assad’s army started bombing the square in the Amrie district, controlled by FSA.
  • A fighter of FSA takes aim with a sniper against a helicopter hovering over the square in the Amrie district.
  • A soldier of FSA poses with a captured soldier of al-Assad’s forces.
  • A child sleeps next to an AK-47, left by his father, in a school used as the rebel’s base in Aleppo.
Georgi Kozhuharov

Since March 2011 there has been fearsome war in Syria that has taken more than 120 000 human lives. This story will bring you in the heart of the military operations in the city of Aleppo, which is one of the main battlefields between the forces of Bashar Al-Assad and the Free Syrian Army. In December 2012 Georgi Kozhuharov spent six days with the rebels.

Georgi Kozhuharov was born in Sofia in 1986. He studied photography at NBU. At 17 he starts working as  trainee photographer in one of the leading Bulgarian daily Dnevnik newspaper, and he still works for Economedia Group. In 2013 he won first prices at "BG Press Photo " and "Canon - Picture of the Year " contests as well as the Special Prize of the Association of European Journalists for his work on the war in Syria. He took part in numerous exhibition and festivals such such as: Phodar Biennialin 2011, Shavarsh Artin 2007-2009,  Canon Bulgaria - Picture of the Year 2007-2013 and BG Press Photo 2005-2013 . He has participated in the master class of Prof. Kenneth Kobre in 2011.