The Syria conflict erupted in 2011, following the wave of uprisings known as the Arab Spring that spread throughout the Middle East and overthrowing regimes that had lasted for decades.

After 34 months of civil war, more than 130,000 people are dead, 9.5m have lost their homes and there appears no end in sight to the fighting.

IBTimesUK looks at 25 powerful images of the conflict.

syria assad poster
March 29, 2011: Tens of thousands of Syrians gather for a pro-government rally at a central square in Damascus after President Bashar al-Assad accepted his government's resignation following nearly two weeks of pro-democracy unrestReuters
syria tents
June 15, 2011: A Syrian woman walks near tents at a refugee camp in the Turkish border town of Boynuegin. More than 8,500 Syrians had already fled to neighbouring Turkey to escape the widening military campaign to crush protests against President Bashar al-AssadReuters
assad hospital
January 31, 2012: Syria's President Bashar al-Assad visits troops who were injured in clashes with rebels, at a military hospital in DamascusReuters
syria car bomb
May 10, 2012: People run carrying a burnt body at the site of an explosion in DamascusReuters
syria burial
May 26, 2012: People gather at a mass burial for the victims reportedly killed during an artillery barrage from Syrian forces in Houla. UN observers in Syria confirmed that artillery and tank shells were fired at a residential area, where at least 108 people, including many children, were killedReuters
syria burning car
June 28, 2012: A Civil Defence member extinguishes a fire at the site of an explosion outside Syria's highest court in central DamascusReuters
syria friend shot
August 4, 2012: A Free Syrian Army fighter reacts after his friend was shot by Syrian Army soldiers during clashes in the Salah al-Din neighbourhood in central AleppoReuters
syria injured
August 7, 2012: A Free Syrian Army fighter screams in pain after he was injured in his leg by shrapnel from a shell fired from a Syrian Army tank in the Salaheddine neighbourhood of central AleppoReuters
syria plane
August 9, 2012: A Syrian Air Force fighter plane fires a rocket during an air strike in the village of Tel Rafat, north of AleppoReuters
syria body wall
August 16, 2012: A Free Syrian Army fighter carries the body of a fellow rebelduring clashes in AleppoReuters
syria rocket
December 19, 2012: An unexploded ordnance is seen on a street in the Ain Terma area in Ghouta, east of DamascusReuters
syria journalist
December, 31, 2012: Ayman al-Sahili, a Reuters cameraman, reacts after he was shot in the leg while filming on the front line in Aleppo by a sniper loyal to Syrian President Bashar el-AssadReuters
syria father
January 3, 2013: A father in Aleppo reacts after the death of two of his children, whom activists said were killed by shelling by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-AssadReuters
syria take cover
January 30, 2013: Free Syrian Army fighters run for cover as a tank shell explodes during heavy fighting in the Ain Tarma neighbourhood of DamascusReuters
syria baby
February 14, 2013: A former Free Syrian Army fighter buries his dead four-day-old son in Arshaf village near Aleppo. The child was born with breathing difficulties, his grandmother said, and due to a lack of medical services and doctors in Syria, he did not receive medical attention until two days after he was bornReuters
syria women
February 17, 2013: Um Jaafar, a woman fighter in the Free Syrian Army, sits with other women undergoing military training in Aleppo. Um Jaafar was a women's hairdresser before the revolution and was trained by her husband Abu Jaafar, a Sawt al-Haq battalion commanderReuters
syria statue
March 13, 2013: A boy looks inside the toppled statue of President Bashar Al-Assad's father, Hafez Al-Assad, in Raqqa province, eastern SyriaReuters
syria destruction
June 17, 2013: Men ride on a motorbike as a Free Syrian Army fighter walks near damaged buildings in Kefr Hamra, AleppoReuters
syria refugee camp
July 18, 2013:An aerial view shows the Zaatari refugee camp, holding roughly 115,000 Syrian refugees, near the Jordanian city of MafraqReuters
syria market
August 19, 2013: A man walks inside the damaged historical old souk in HomsReuters
syria gas attacks
August 21, 2013: Syrian activists inspect the bodies of people they say were killed by nerve gas in the Ghouta region, in the Duma neighbourhood of DamascusReuters
syria rpg
October 17, 2013: A Free Syrian Army fighter fires an anti-tank missile towards what the FSA said were locations controlled by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in the eastern Hama countrysideReuters
syria explosion
October 20, 2013: Residents run from a fire at a petrol and oil shop in Aleppo's Bustan Al-Qasr neighbourhood. Witnesses said the fire was caused by a bullet fired by a sniper loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad at the Karaj al-Hajez crossing, a passageway separating Aleppo's Bustan al-Qasr, which is under the rebels' control and Al-Masharqa neighborhood, an area controlled by the regimeReuters
syria building
December 28, 2013: A man stands in a building damaged by what activists said were air strikes from forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in the Maysar neighbourhood of AleppoReuters
syria boy
January 7, 2014: Men help a wounded boy who survived what activists say was an airstrike by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the Duma neighbourhood of DamascusReuters