Galleries: Syrian Refugees, Jordan. 2013: jordanHI_15

Asim, from Ibrid, was a 15km runner before the war started. After his home was attacked, he deserted the Syrian Army and took up arms with the Free Syrian Army (FSA). As the fastest in his unit, he was often sent ahead to scout, something he was proud to do. He was hit by shrapnel from a tank shell that severed his leg.Just a few months later, he now argues with his cousin about whether he should be allowed to go back to fight once he has a prosthetic leg. His family is trying to persuade him not to but he's determined to continue fighting.

Asim, from Ibrid, was a 15km runner before the war started. After his home was attacked, he deserted the Syrian Army and took up arms with the Free Syrian Army (FSA). As the fastest in his unit, he was often sent ahead to scout, something he was proud to do. He was hit by shrapnel from a tank shell that severed his leg. 

Just a few months later, he now argues with his cousin about whether he should be allowed to go back to fight once he has a prosthetic leg. His family is trying to persuade him not to but he's determined to continue fighting.