Chilling Pictures Taken By The Teenage Photographer Who Was Killed In Syria

Molhem Barakat was a freelance photographer for Reuters covering the fighting in Aleppo.

1. Photographer Molhem Barakat, who freelanced for Reuters covering the civil war in Syria, died on Friday while photographing a battle between rebels and government loyalists over a hospital.

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3. According to Reuters, rebels accused government forces of turning the Kindi Hospital into barracks.

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A Free Syrian Army fighter aims his weapon as he takes up a position in Aleppo’s Sheikh Saeed neighborhood.

Molhem Barakat / Reuters

Hasan (right), an 11-year-old fighter in the Free Syrian Army, distributes tea to his fellow fighters at Aleppo’s Karm al-Jabal district.

6. Besides photographing the violence in Aleppo, many of Barakat’s pictures showed the ordinary lives of Syrians living in a war-torn city.

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Hasan feeds a cat along a street in Aleppo’s Karm al-Jabal district on Dec. 7.

8. Reuters confirmed with BuzzFeed that Barakat was 18 years old.

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Mohammad, a 13-year-old fighter from the Free Syrian Army, aims his weapon through a hole in a wall in Aleppo’s Bustan al-Basha district on Oct. 28. Mohammad joined the Free Syrian Army after his father died during clashes with the Syrian regime; the gun he is using was his father’s.

10. Photographs Barakat shot for Reuters appeared in publications around the world. These are some of his more recent ones.

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A Free Syrian Army fighter points his weapon as he tries to locate forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad in the Ramouseh area of Aleppo.

12. Over 100,000 people have been killed in Syria’s civil war since 2011.

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A member of the “Liwaa al-Sultan Mrad” brigade, operating under the Free Syrian Army, aims an anti-aircraft weapon in Aleppo’s Bustan al-Basha district on Dec. 19.

Molhem Barakat / Reuters

A member of the Liwaa al-Sultan Mrad brigade, operating under the Free Syrian Army, holds his weapon as he sits on a chair along a street in Aleppo’s Bustan al-Basha district.

Molhem Barakat / Reuters

A child reacts as he holds his father’s hand after hearing shelling in Aleppo on Nov. 29.

Molhem Barakat / Reuters

A fighter from the Tawhid Brigade, which operates under the Free Syrian Army, fires an anti-tank missile in Aleppo.

Molhem Barakat / Reuters

Residents look for survivors through damage from an airstrike with explosive barrels from forces loyal to Assad in Aleppo.

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An injured Free Syrian Army fighter reacts on the ground after being hit by a sniper on the front line in Aleppo’s Sheikh Saeed neighborhood on Sept. 21.

Molhem Barakat / Reuters

A member of Islamist Syrian rebel group Jabhat al-Nusra stands as he holds his weapon in Aleppo’s Bustan al-Qasr neighborhood on Dec. 18.

Molhem Barakat / Reuters

Boys warm themselves around a fire inside an old washing machine on Nov. 22.

Molhem Barakat / Reuters

Free Syrian Army fighters run down a staircase as they flee a building in fear of an air strike on Aug. 26.

Molhem Barakat / Reuters

Residents inspect damage in front of blood stains in Aleppo on Dec. 17.

Molhem Barakat / Reuters

A damaged car is seen at a site hit by an airstrike on Dec. 17.

Molhem Barakat / Reuters

Smoke rises while residents run after shelling from government forces in Aleppo on Dec. 10.

Molhem Barakat / Reuters

Residents look for survivors after an airstrike in the Takeek Al-Bab area of Aleppo on Dec. 15.

Molhem Barakat / Reuters

A Free Syrian Army fighter rests near weapons in Aleppo on Dec. 2.

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A Free Syrian Army fighter runs for cover past piled sandbags to avoid snipers on Nov. 29.

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Fighters from the Tawhid Brigade, which operates under the Free Syrian Army, drag a rocket launcher near the 80th Brigade base in Aleppo on Nov. 13.

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Free Syrian Army fighters carry a fellow fighter who was wounded during clashes with Assad’s loyalists near Aleppo International Airport on Nov. 8.

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Free Syrian Army fighters carry their fellow fighter after he was wounded on the front line in Aleppo’s Sheikh Saeed neighborhood on Sept. 21.

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