Abdel Rahman Rahmoun, 17, lays on a mattress on the floor in a rented hom in Reyhanli, Turkey, December 29, 2015. Abdel Rahman's legs were amputated after a Russian bomb struck a few meters from where he was standing outside his hom
As Russia entered the bombing campaign in Syria against ISIS in mid-2015, doubts were quickly cast regarding who their real victims were. While Moscow claims its airstrikes target ISIS in Syria, the reality on the ground shows their real targets were civilians, children, rebels and aid workers.
Shot on assignment for Buzzfeed News across Southern Turkey along the Syrian border.
Link to the article here: http://www.buzzfeed.com/borzoudaragahi/russia-is-bombing-syrias-children-these-are-their-stories#.ixagyYxKn
Walida Abdel Rahman Rahmoun and her son, Abdel Rahman Rahmoun, 17, in their rented home in Reyhanli, Turkey, December 29, 2015. Abdel Rahman's legs were amputated after a Russian bomb struck a few meters from where he was standing o
Yousser Seif holds up a picture of his uncle who was killed in a Russian airstrike in Idleb, Syria. Yousser lives with his brother Ibrahim in Turkey after fleeing.
Ibrahim Seif, 24, near the entrance to their one room home in Kilis, Turkey, December 27, 2015. He and his brother escaped increased Russian bombing in Syria which killed his extended family and halted their education.
Ibrahim Seif, 24, makes tea in the kitchen of their one room home in Kilis, Turkey. He and his brother escaped increased Russian bombing which killed their extended family and halted their education.
Abdel Jalil al Zein, foreground, explains what happened to his son, Thaeir al Zein, background, when he was paralyzed by a Russian airstrike in Syria.
Thaer el-Zein, 14, lays paralyzed in bed in Reyhanli, Turkey, after a small piece of shrapnel lodged in his spinal cord following a Russian airstrike near the car where he was gathering firewood in Syria. He arrived to Turkey one we
A child waits for a bus at the Kilis border crossing on the Turkish side of the Turkish-Syrian border, December 27, 2015.
A rehabilitation center where victims of the violence in Syria go in Turkey to receive follow up care.