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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

Children from Syria play on truck trailers at the Athens' port of Piraeus where over 2,000 stranded refugees and migrants stay at the passenger terminal buildings and their tents, on Monday, March 7, 2016. European Union leaders will be looking to boost aid to Greece as the Balkan migrant route is effectively sealed, using Monday's summit as an attempt to restore unity among the 28 member nations after months of increasing bickering and go-it-alone policies. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

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Children from Syria play on truck trailers at the Athens’ port of Piraeus where over 2,000 stranded refugees and migrants stay at the passenger terminal buildings and their tents

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

A member of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent...A member of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent carries a wounded boy following an airstrike in the rebel-held city of Douma in Eastern Ghouta, on February 26, 2016. Intense Russian air strikes and regime shelling battered rebel bastions across Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, just hours before a midnight deadline for a landmark ceasefire in the country's five-year civil war. / AFP / Abd DoumanyABD DOUMANY/AFP/Getty Images

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A member of the Syria Arab Red Crescent carries a wounded boy following an airstrike in the rebel-held city of Douma in Eastern Ghouta, on Friday 

A migrant, identified as a 20-year old Pelen Hussein from Syria, stands on top of a capsized boat as he waits for being rescued by the members of Turkish Coast Guard Air Command in the Aegean Sea off the waters of Edremit bay...A migrant, identified as a 20-year old Pelen Hussein from Syria, stands on top of a capsized boat as he waits for being rescued by the members of Turkish Coast Guard Air Command in the Aegean Sea off the waters of Edremit bay, Turkey February 8, 2016, in this handout photo provided by the Turkish Coast Guard Command. Twenty-seven migrants, 11 of them children, drowned on Monday off Turkey's Aegean coast as they tried to reach a Greek island, the Turkish coast guard said. The boat sank in the Aegean Sea near the Edremit area of the northwestern province Balikesir.  REUTERS/Turkish Coast Guard Command/Handout via Reuters ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE. THE PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS.

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A migrant, identified as a 20-year old Pelen Hussein from Syria, stands on top of a capsized boat as he waits for being rescued by the members of Turkish Coast Guard Air Command in the Aegean Sea off the waters of Edremit bay, Turkey 

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