Remembering photographer Anas al Dyab

Remembering photographer Anas al-Dyab

Remembering photographer Anas al Dyab

Anas al-Dyab, a Syrian photographer and a member of the volunteer search and rescue group known as the White Helmets, died on Sunday. He was 23.

Al-Dyab’s photography often captured the destruction and tragedy of war. But it also showed the humanity and courage of the people who lived in its wake.
The humanitarian group, officially known as Syria Civil Defense, described al-Dyab as a hero and activist who spent years documenting

The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, today denounced the killing of photographer and videographer Anas al-Dyab during airstrikes on Khan Sheikhun in the northwestern Syrian Governorate of Idlib on 21 July.
“I deplore the killing of Anas al-Dyab,” said the Director-General. “I call on all parties to the Syrian conflict to stop indiscriminate attacks that endanger and kill civilians, including media workers. I wish to pay tribute to brave journalists like Anas al-Dyab who provide the world with invaluable information and testimonies about life in conflict zones at an unacceptably high risk to themselves.”
Al-Dyab, a citizen journalist and contributor to Agence France Presse (AFP), died while filming air strikes on his hometown, which claimed at least ten other civilian lives. The photographer was also a volunteer rescue worker with the White Helmets group.

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