"The things that I have witnessed here, I will never forget. If I remain alive," writes Abdulmonam Eassa, a photographer in the Eastern Ghouta region of Syria.
On February 18, 2018, Syrian regime forces intensified their bombardment of Eastern Ghouta, an area home to almost 400,000 people that has escaped government control since 2012, been besieged almost ever since and is controlled by mostly Islamist and jihadist groups. So far the assault has killed more than 550 civilians, including around 140 children, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
The bombardment was widely considered to be preparation for a government ground assault to retake an area which lies within mortar range of central Damascus.
Here it is as seen by Abdulmonam, a local photographer whose images for AFP of the death and destruction there you may have seen.