Powerful Photos By Teen Photographer Who Died While Covering Syrian Civil War PHOTOS

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Fatimah Mazhar
A freelance photographer who took pictures for Reuters has been killed while covering fighting in Syria, according to the British news agency.

A freelance photographer who took pictures for Reuters has been killed while covering fighting in Syria, according to the British news agency.

Molhem Barakat died on Friday as he took photographs of a battle over a hospital between rebels and forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad. Rebels had accused government forces of turning the Kindi Hospital into a barracks.

Molhem was originally from Istanbul but went to school in the city before starting work as a freelance photographer, according to Mail Online.

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Barakat reportedly started working for Reuters in May. Many of those pictures appeared in publications around the world.

The deceased photographer not only captured images of the conflict, he also took pictures showing the life of ordinary Syrians in Aleppo, which used to be Syria's commercial hub.

Take a look at some of the most powerful pictures taken by Molhem Barakat:

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, on September 4, 2013 – Reuters 

Free Syrian Army fighters run down a staircase as they flee a building in fear of an air strike by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in Aleppo's Saif al-Dawla district – Reuters 

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

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The civil war in Syria has claimed the lives of well over 100,000 people since 2011 and driven millions into neighboring countries.

Although the Syrian government and opposition have agreed for international peace talks scheduled for late January in Geneva, violence in the country, however, appears to have escalated in recent weeks.

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