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A farmer harvests wheat in a field at night, fearing shelling in daylight, in the rebel held besieged town of Douma, eastern Ghouta in Damascus, Syria early morning June 24, 2016. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh

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A farmer harvests wheat in a field at night, fearing shelling in daylight, in the rebel held besieged town of Douma, eastern Ghouta in Damascus, Syria 

A handout picture released by the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on June 7, 2016 shows Syrian President Bashar al-Assad waving before addressing the new parliament in Damascus. Assad addressed the new parliament in a speech broadcast on state television congratulating lawmakers on a record turnout in an April general election. Assad's last address to parliament was in June 2012, just after general elections in May of that year. / AFP PHOTO / SANA / HO / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / HO / SANA" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTSHO/AFP/Getty Images

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad waves before addressing the new parliament in Damascus 

TOPSHOT - An injured Syrian man walks ho...TOPSHOT - An injured Syrian man walks holding his daughter's hand in Tishreen, a northern suburb of the capital Damascus, on March 22, 2016.  / AFP PHOTO / Sameer Al-DoumySAMEER AL-DOUMY/AFP/Getty Images

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An injured Syrian man walks holding his daughter’s hand in Tishreen, a northern suburb of the capital Damascus 

Khaled Kassmou, 70, sits along a street in the rebel held Qaboun neighborhood of Damascus...Khaled Kassmou, 70, sits along a street in the rebel held Qaboun neighborhood of Damascus, Syria March 13, 2016. Picture taken March 13, 2016. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh

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Khaled Kassmou, 70, sits along a street in the rebel held Qaboun neighbourhood of Damascus, Syria 

TOPSHOT - Residents and activists hold a...TOPSHOT - Residents and activists hold a giant a pre-Baath Syrian flag, now used by the Syrian opposition, during an anti-regime protest in the rubble of destroyed buildings in the neighbourhood of Jobar, on the eastern outskirts of the capital Damascus, on March 3, 2016. / AFP / AMER ALMOHIBANYAMER ALMOHIBANY/AFP/Getty Images

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Residents and activists hold a giant a pre-Baath Syrian flag, now used by the Syrian opposition, during an anti-regime protest in the rubble of destroyed buildings in the neighbourhood of Jobar, on the eastern outskirts of the capital Damascus

Children attend a party for children affected by war and in need for psychological support, in the Douma neighborhood of Damascus...Children attend a party for children affected by war and in need for psychological support, in the Douma neighborhood of Damascus, Syria January 24, 2016. The party was organized by the Syrian Arab Red Crescent. Picture taken January 24, 2016. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh

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Children attend a party for children affected by war and in need for psychological support, in the Douma neighborhood of Damascus, Syria.The party was organised by the Syrian Arab Red Crescent

..A child from the Abu Sleiman family has a lunch at his house in the Syrian town of Beit Nayem, in the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus. Abu Sleiman, 39, has eleven children and two wives. He got injured in 2014 in a Syrian government air strike on his house in the nearby village of Marj al-Sultan and cannot work anymore.

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A child from the Abu Sleiman family has a lunch at his house in the Syrian town of Beit Nayem, in the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus

Syrians evacuate a wounded man on a stretcher following a reported airstrike by Syrian government forces in Damascus' rebel-held suburb of Zamalka, on January 6, 2016. Government and rebel bombardment killed at least 20 civilians and wounded dozens in the Syrian capital and a nearby opposition bastion, state media and a monitoring group said.

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Syrians evacuate a wounded man on a stretcher following an airstrike by Syrian government forces in Damascus’ rebel-held suburb of Zamalka, on Wednesday

A wounded Syrian boy cries at a makeshif...A wounded Syrian boy cries at a makeshift hospital following a reported air strike by government forces in the rebel-held area of Douma, east of the capital Damascus, on November 18, 2015. AFP PHOTO / ABD DOUMANYABD DOUMANY/AFP/Getty Images

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A wounded Syrian boy cries at a makeshift hospital following a reported air strike by government forces in the rebel held area of Douma, east of the capital Damascus 

Syrian children walk past the rubble of destroyed buildings in the rebel-held area of Douma, east of the Syrian capital Damascus

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Syrian children walk past the rubble of destroyed buildings in the rebel-held area of Douma, east of the Syrian capital Damascus

A Syrian man and his son drive in vehicle battered by years on conflict in the rebel-held area of Douma, east of the capital Damascus, on November 10, 2015.

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A Syrian man and his son drive in vehicle battered by years on conflict in the rebel-held area of Douma, east of the capital Damascus, Syria

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Smoke billows from a building early on Friday, following reported shelling by Syrian government forces in the rebel-controlled area of Douma, east of Damascus. 

A Syrian boy sits at a tombstone shop at the entrance of a cemetery in Damascus on Wednesday as Muslims prepare to celebrate Eid al-Adha during which they visit the graves of their dead relatives put myrtle, water and renovate their tombstones

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A Syrian boy sits at a tombstone shop at the entrance of a cemetery in Damascus on Wednesday as Muslims prepare to celebrate Eid al-Adha during which they visit the graves of their dead relatives put myrtle, water and renovate their tombstones

TOPSHOTS A picture taken on September 7,...TOPSHOTS A picture taken on September 7, 2015 shows a general view of damaged buildings in the rebel-held area of Douma, east of the capital Damascus as a sandstorm blows over the city.  AFP PHOTO / SAMEER AL-DOUMY  SAMEER AL-DOUMY/AFP/Getty Images

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This picture shows a general view of damaged buildings in the rebel-held area of Douma Syria as a sandstorm blows over the city

A woman pushes a baby stroller as she rushes away after what activists said were airstrikes by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad on a busy marketplace in the Douma neighborhood of Damascus, Syria...A woman pushes a baby stroller as she rushes away after what activists said were airstrikes by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad on a busy marketplace in the Douma neighborhood of Damascus, Syria August 12, 2015. Syrian government air strikes on rebel-held areas near Damascus killed at least 31 people on Wednesday, and insurgents bombarded the capital with rockets that killed at least 13 people, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh   NO ARCHIVES

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A woman pushes a baby stroller as she rushes away after what activists said were airstrikes by forces loyal to Syria‘s President Bashar al-Assad on a busy marketplace in the Douma neighborhood of Damascus. Syrian government air strikes on rebel-held areas near Damascus killed at least 31 people on Wednesday, and insurgents bombarded the capital with rockets that killed at least 13 people, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported. 

Children carry bags of new clothes ahead of the Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of Ramadan in Jobar, a suburb of Damascus, Syria

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Children carry bags of new clothes ahead of the Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of Ramadan in Jobar, a suburb of Damascus, Syria

Children walk over rubble carrying a bag of bread after what activists said were airstrikes by warplanes loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Erbeen, in the eastern Damascus suburb of Ghouta...Children walk over rubble carrying a bag of bread after what activists said were airstrikes by warplanes loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Erbeen, in the eastern Damascus suburb of Ghouta May 15, 2015

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Children walk over rubble carrying a bag of bread after airstrikes by warplanes loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad in Erbeen, in the eastern Damascus suburb of Ghouta on Friday

Members of a Female Commando Battalion which is part of the Syrian Army, sit atop of a tank in the government-controlled area of Jobar...Members of a Female Commando Battalion which is part of the Syrian Army, sit atop of a tank in the government-controlled area of Jobar, a suburb of Damascus March 19, 2015. This Battalion consists of several hundred female fighters who have had military training and carry out combat duties. Picture taken during a Syrian Army organised trip. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki

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Members of a female commando battalion in the Syrian Army sit atop a tank in the government-controlled area of Jobar, a suburb of Damascus. The battalion consists of several hundred female fighters 

A boy stands on rubble as people try to put out a fire after what activists said were airstrikes and shelling by forces loyal to Syria's President Assad in Douma...A boy stands on rubble as people try to put out a fire after what activists said were airstrikes followed by shelling by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in the Douma neighborhood of Damascus, February 9, 2015

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A boy stands on rubble as people try to put out a fire after airstrikes and shelling by forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad in the Douma area of Damascus, Syria

TOPSHOTS A wounded Syrian child receives...TOPSHOTS A wounded Syrian child receives treatment at a makeshift hospital in the rebel held area of Douma, north east of the capital Damascus, after he was injured by a reported air strike fired by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad on January 21, 2015. Rebel-held towns such as Douma face frequent aerial and tank bombardment and the siege means food is scarce and medical facilities are ill-equipped to handle either illness or injury. AFP PHOTO / ABD DOUMANYABD DOUMANY/AFP/Getty Images

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A wounded Syrian child receives treatment at a makeshift hospital in the rebel held area of Douma, northeast of the capital Damascus, after he was injured by a reported air strike fired by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad