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The Zone

  • Prize
    Gold in Press/War, 2nd Place winner in Press
  • Photographer
    Thea Pedersen
  • Studio
    Thea Pedersen

It was launched on October 9th 2019; As ‘Operation Peace Spring’ and with the goal to create a 50 km. deep safe zone in North East Syria between Turkey and the Kurdish self-autonomous area of Rojava.
With the abandonment of the American forces and the apathy of the West the Turkey’s incursion instead left a belt of destruction, devastation and death. In two weeks more than 100.000 had fled homes and villages, soldiers and civilians became victims of claimed white phosphorous attacks while ISIS-prisoners escaped captivity and left the region once again unstable and in uncertainty.