Aaref Watad is a photojournalist based in Syria.
In pictures: Medical staff protest against the anticipated regime assault in Idlib, as makeshift health centres continue to treat the injured, elderly and infirm.
In pictures: As the prospect of a bloodbath looms in Syria's last opposition-held region, thousands march in Idlib's towns and cities to celebrate the revolution. Photos by Aaref Watad.
In pictures: Aaref Watad spends the day with ten-year-old Elaf al-Hussein, who is not letting the loss of a leg in an airstrike hold her back.
See in pictures: Syrians who lost limbs from the conflict find new hope, as well as a chance to show off their skills, at an amputees' football club in Idlib.
In pictures: Aaref Watad captures a solidarity stand in Aleppo’s western countryside for the people of Douma after a suspected chemical attack by regime forces killed at least 40 civilians.
Although his first cat sanctuary was bombed and destroyed, Mohammad Alaa Aljaleel has built a new home for desperate animals in war-torn Aleppo.
In pictures: Residents in Khan Sheikhoun mark the anniversary of last year's deadly sarin attack by the Syrian regime, calling for international action to hold the perpetrators accountable.
See in pictures: Aaref Watad captures the moment rebel fighters and civilians join the thousands already settled in Idlib, northern Syria, after evacuating war-ravaged Eastern Ghouta.
See in pictures: Civilians have begun returning to Syria's northern town of Afrin after months of escalating violence between Kurdish militias and Turkish troops supporting anti-government Syrian rebels.
See in pictures: Syrian rebels, supported by the Turkish military, have managed to wrest control of the Kurdish-held enclave of Afrin. Aaref Watad reports from the city.