[Note: Some of the images in this slideshow are extremely graphic. Viewers should be forewarned.]
Veteran U.S. photojournalist Robert King recently returned from a month-long stay in Al Qusayr, a small town in Syria's Homs Province close to the Lebanese border. For months now the town has been at the center of fighting between the rebel forces of the Free Syrian Army and regular Syrian Army troops loyal to the government of President Bashar al-Assad. During his visit, King managed to capture unique and often gruesome images of one community's struggle against the Syrian government.
Above: Wounded civilians and Free Syrian Army soldiers are treated by medical volunteers inside a private home after the field hospital reached capacity.