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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 

Damaged buildings are pictured at night in Idlib city, Syria June 8, 2016. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah

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Damaged buildings are pictured at night in Idlib city, 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 - Syrian refugee children gather as the president of Secours populaire arrives in the village of Al-Aqibiya near Sidon in Southern Lebanon on June 6, 2016, to overlook delivering food aidTOPSHOT - Syrian refugee children gather as the president of Secours populaire arrives in the village of Al-Aqibiya near Sidon in Southern Lebanon on June 6, 2016, to overlook delivering food aid

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Syrian refugee children gather as the president of Secours populaire arrives in the village of Al-Aqibiya near Sidon in Southern Lebanon to overlook delivering food aid.

Civilians and civil defence members look for survivors at a site damaged after Russian air strikes on the Syrian rebel-held city of Idlib, Syria, late May 30, 2016. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

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Civilians and civil defence members look for survivors at a site damaged after Russian air strikes on the Syrian rebel-held city of Idlib, Syria late on Monday

epa05313534 A photograph made available on 18 May 2016 shows substitutes reacting after their team-mates scored a goal during the first school football tournament, in the rebel-held city of Douma, Syria, 20 April 2016. Twelve teams took part in the first school football tournament that started on 16 April 2016. Ten days later the tournament was postponed after the fragile ceasefire between the government and rebel groups was breached by a wave of violence and several parts of Eastern Ghouta were targeted by government shelling. The final match was held on 14 May and al-Hekma school team snatched the title after beating al-Rowad school.  EPA/MOHAMMED BADRA

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Substitutes react after their team-mates scored a goal during the first school football tournament, in the rebel-held city of Douma, Syria 

This Thursday, May 5, 2016 photo provided by Russian Defense Ministry Press Service, shows the concert at the UNESCO world heritage site of Palmyra, the central city of Homs, where renowned conductor Valery Gergiev leads a performance by the Mariinsky Symphony Orchestra from St. Petersburg, Syria. The renowned Russian conductor led a triumphant concert Thursday in the ruins of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, once terrorized by the Islamic State group, even as an airstrike on a refugee camp in the north left dozens of people dead and dozens wounded, including many children. (Olga Balashova/Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP)

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The renowned Russian conductor Valery Gergiev led a triumphant concert performed by the Mariinsky Symphony Orchestra in the ruins of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, once terrorized by the Islamic State group, even as an airstrike on a refugee camp in the north left dozens of people dead and dozens wounded, including many children

A boy carries his belongings at a site hit by what activists said was a barrel bomb dropped by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo's al-Fardous district, Syria April 2, 2015. REUTERS/Rami Zayat/File Photo

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A boy carries his belongings at a site hit by what activists said was a barrel bomb dropped by forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo’s al-Fardous district, Syria

A Syrian man walks past destroyed buildings on May 2, 2016, in Aleppo's Bab al-Hadid neighbourhood which was targeted recently by regime air strikes.

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A Syrian man walks past destroyed buildings in Aleppo’s Bab al-Hadid neighbourhood which was targeted recently by regime air strikes 

Syrians evacuate an injured man

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Syrians evacuate an injured man amid the rubble of destroyed buildings following a reported air strike on the rebel-held neighbourhood of Al-Qatarji, in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on Friday

Syrian civil defence volunteers and rescuers remove a baby from under the rubble of a destroyed building following a reported air strike on the rebel-held neighbourhood of al-Kalasa in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo.

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Syrian civil defence volunteers and rescuers remove a baby from under the rubble of a destroyed building following a reported air strike on the rebel-held neighbourhood of al-Kalasa in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo.

People inspect the damage at a site hit by airstrikes, in the rebel-held area of Aleppo's Bustan al-Qasr

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People inspect the damage at a site hit by airstrikes, in the rebel-held area of Aleppo’s Bustan al-Qasr, Syria on Thursday

Syrians help a wounded youth following a...Syrians help a wounded youth following an air strike on the Fardous rebel held neighbourhood of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on April 26, 2016.  / AFP PHOTO / AMEER ALHALBIAMEER ALHALBI/AFP/Getty Images

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Syrians help a wounded youth following an air strike on the Fardous rebel held neighbourhood of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo

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A Syrian man evacuates an area following a reported air strike in the rebel-held neighbourhood of Hayy Aqyul in Syria‘s second city Aleppo 

A bird flies near a torn Syrian national flag in the city of Qamishli, Syria April 21,

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A bird flies near a torn Syrian national flag in the city of Qamishli, Syria

TOPSHOT - A Syrian child receives treatm...TOPSHOT - A Syrian child receives treatment at a makeshift hospital following an air strike on a vegetable market in Maaret al-Numan, in Syria's northern province of Idlib, on April 19, 2016. Suspected government air strikes killed at least 44 civilians at two markets in a part of northwestern Syria controlled by the war-torn country's Al-Qaeda affiliate, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. / AFP PHOTO / Mohamed al-BakourMOHAMED AL-BAKOUR/AFP/Getty Images

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A Syrian child receives treatment at a makeshift hospital following an airInjured in an airstrikestrike on a vegetable market in Maaret al-Numan, in Syria‘s northern province of Idlib

In this picture taken Thursday, April 14, 2016, the Palmyra citadel is seen in the background as Syrian families load their belongings onto a bus in the town of Palmyra in the central Homs province, Syria. Thousands of residents of this ancient town who fled Islamic State rule are returning briefly to check on their homes and salvage what they can _ some carpets, blankets, a fridge or a few family mementos. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

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The Palmyra citadel is seen in the background as Syrian families load their belongings onto a bus in the town of Palmyra in the central Homs province, Syria. Thousands of residents of this ancient town who fled Islamic State rule are returning briefly to check on their homes and salvage what they can some carpets, blankets, a fridge or a few family mementos

TOPSHOT - A rebel fighter plays football...TOPSHOT - A rebel fighter plays football in a damaged street in the neighbourhood of Jobar, on the eastern outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus on March 23, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Abd DoumanyABD DOUMANY/AFP/Getty Images

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A rebel fighter plays football in a damaged street in the neighbourhood of Jobar, on the eastern outskirts of the Syrian 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 

Protest against airstrikes in rebel-held city of Douma...epa05205914 Syrians wave their national flag during a protest against the airstrikes which broke the Russian-US brokered ceasefire a day before, the rebel-held city of Douma, 10 km north-east of Damascus, Syria, 11 March 2016. The ceasefire agreement enters its third week today.  EPA/MOHAMMED BADRA

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Syrians wave their national flag during a protest against the airstrikes which broke the Russian-US brokered ceasefire in Douma, Syria. The ceasefire agreement enters its third week on Friday