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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.

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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.

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

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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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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.

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

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

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Rachel Zarrell is a news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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