This Is What the World’s Bloodiest War Looks Like #6

A photo a day from the Syrian civil war

This Is What the World’s Bloodiest War Looks Like #6 This Is What the World’s Bloodiest War Looks Like #6

Uncategorized September 25, 2013 0

Hassan Mahmoud Souror. Thomas HammonD Photo This Is What the World’s Bloodiest War Looks Like #6 A photo a day from the Syrian civil... This Is What the World’s Bloodiest War Looks Like #6
Hassan Mahmoud Souror. Thomas HammonD Photo

This Is What the World’s Bloodiest War Looks Like #6

A photo a day from the Syrian civil war

Thirty months. More than 100,000 dead. Millions displaced. The Syrian civil war is by far the bloodiest war in all the world today—and it could only get worse as the political, economic, humanitarian and sectarian crises it has spawned spill into neighboring countries.

Hassan Mahmoud Souror is a 22-year-old neighborhood militia leader in Tripoli in northern Lebanon. A Sunni, Souror opposes meddling in Lebanon by Syria’s Shia and Alawite regime. And when war came to Syria, Souror and his older brother Hussein slipped across the border to join in.

Hussein Souror. Via Hassan Mahmoud Souror

It was late 2012. Hussein had wanted to be a medic in the Free Syrian Army but, according to Hassan, grew “emotional” when he saw women and children getting hurt. The brothers became frontline fighters—but not for long. In October they were ambushed by regime troops. Hassan ran away from the shooting but Hussein ran toward it, Hassan says.

Hussein was 23 years old when he became a martyr. Back in Tripoli, Hassan says he longs to return to the war, but his neighborhood needs him. Sunnis’ clashes with Alawites in Tripoli have escalated in parallel with the increasingly bloody Syrian conflict.