Wrap up 2018: Syria in pictures

Wrap up 2018: Syria in pictures
Syrian children stand outside a tent next to a metal crib at a camp for displaced civilians fleeing from advancing Syrian government forces, close to a Turkish military observation point near the village of Sarman in the rebel-held northwestern Idlib province on September 5, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Amer ALHAMWE

BEIRUT: More than 360,000 people have been killed across war-ravaged Syria in seven years, according to a monitoring group.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it had recorded the deaths of 364,792 people, nearly a third of them civilians, since protests erupted in March 2011 against President Bashar al-Assad.

Here’s Syria in 2018 in pictures:

Restoring our faith in humanity, a selfless Sikh charity organisation Khalsa Aid in the month of March has come to the rescue of the people the war-torn Syria by has been tirelessly working by providing them food, clothing, shelter and medical facility and doing every bit to help to the Syrian refugees.

Bollywood actor and singer Diljit Dosanjh becomes emotional on Colors’ reality show ‘The Rising Star’ while talking atrocities being committed against children and women in Syria by the country’s forces loyal to Bashar al-Assad.

Around 100 Syrians have been hospitalised with breathing difficulties in Aleppo after allegations rebels fired “toxic gas” on the regime-held city in November.

After the pictures of eight-year-old Maya Merhi’s difficulties sparked attention across the globe, the Turkish Red Crescent intervened.

Merhi had to struggle around a Syrian displaced persons camp in Serjilla on rudimentary artificial limbs. But now the girl, who was born with no legs due to a congenital condition, is walking on new prosthetics after undergoing treatment in Turkey.

In the month of July, refugee families head to their homes in Syria’s Qalamoun region after leaving the village of Arsal. Displaced Syrians who were wounded by shelling sit at a camp in Kafr Lusin near the Bab al-Hawa border crossing with Turkey in the northern part of Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province on September 6, 2018.

Hundreds of civilians have fled villages near the front line in Syria’s Idlib province fearing an imminent regime assault on the country’s last major rebel bastion