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Syrian flag raised in Quneitra

A Syrian army soldier gestures as he holds a Syrian flag in Quneitra, Syria. Pro-Assad forces raised the Syrian flag in the largely ruined city of Quneitra, regained from surrendering rebels as the government tightens its hold on the Syrian sector of the Golan Heights, strategic territory bordering Israel and Jordan.



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A Syrian army soldier gestures as he holds a Syrian flag in Quneitra, Syria. Pro-Assad forces raised the Syrian flag in the largely ruined city of Quneitra, regained from surrendering rebels as the government tightens its hold on the Syrian sector of...more

A Syrian army soldier gestures as he holds a Syrian flag in Quneitra, Syria. Pro-Assad forces raised the Syrian flag in the largely ruined city of Quneitra, regained from surrendering rebels as the government tightens its hold on the Syrian sector of the Golan Heights, strategic territory bordering Israel and Jordan. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki
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Syrian army soldiers gesture as they hold their weapons in Quneitra. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki

Syrian army soldiers gesture as they hold their weapons in Quneitra. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki

Syrian army soldiers gesture as they hold their weapons in Quneitra. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki
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A boy holds the Syrian flag in Quneitra. Pro-Assad forces began pushing last week towards the border area close to the demilitarized zone adjoining the Israeli-occupied area after rebels surrendered large parts of Quneitra province.

REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki

A boy holds the Syrian flag in Quneitra. Pro-Assad forces began pushing last week towards the border area close to the demilitarized zone adjoining the Israeli-occupied area after rebels surrendered large parts of Quneitra province. REUTERS/Omar...more

A boy holds the Syrian flag in Quneitra. Pro-Assad forces began pushing last week towards the border area close to the demilitarized zone adjoining the Israeli-occupied area after rebels surrendered large parts of Quneitra province. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki
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A rebel fighter rides on a motorbike as people take a selfie on a road in Quneitra. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki

A rebel fighter rides on a motorbike as people take a selfie on a road in Quneitra. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki

A rebel fighter rides on a motorbike as people take a selfie on a road in Quneitra. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki
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Burnt cars are seen in Quneitra. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki

Burnt cars are seen in Quneitra. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki

Burnt cars are seen in Quneitra. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki
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Men ride a motorbike as they carry a Syrian flag in Quneitra on the Syrian side of the ceasefire line between Israel and Syria, as seen from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Men ride a motorbike as they carry a Syrian flag in Quneitra on the Syrian side of the ceasefire line between Israel and Syria, as seen from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Men ride a motorbike as they carry a Syrian flag in Quneitra on the Syrian side of the ceasefire line between Israel and Syria, as seen from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
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Tracks of fire in the sky on the Syrian side of the Israeli Syrian border as it is seen from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, Israel. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Tracks of fire in the sky on the Syrian side of the Israeli Syrian border as it is seen from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, Israel. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Tracks of fire in the sky on the Syrian side of the Israeli Syrian border as it is seen from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, Israel. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
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Fire follows an explosion at the Syrian side of the Israeli Syrian border as it is seen from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, Israel.   REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Fire follows an explosion at the Syrian side of the Israeli Syrian border as it is seen from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, Israel. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Fire follows an explosion at the Syrian side of the Israeli Syrian border as it is seen from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, Israel. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
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Smoke rises following an explosion at the Syrian side of the Israeli Syrian border as it is seen from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, Israel. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Smoke rises following an explosion at the Syrian side of the Israeli Syrian border as it is seen from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, Israel. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Smoke rises following an explosion at the Syrian side of the Israeli Syrian border as it is seen from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, Israel. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
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Uniformed men step off a pick up truck in Quneitra, on the Syrian side of the ceasefire line between Israel and Syria, as seen from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Uniformed men step off a pick up truck in Quneitra, on the Syrian side of the ceasefire line between Israel and Syria, as seen from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Uniformed men step off a pick up truck in Quneitra, on the Syrian side of the ceasefire line between Israel and Syria, as seen from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
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Fire can be seen during an explosion at the Syrian side of the Israeli-Syrian border from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, Israel. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Fire can be seen during an explosion at the Syrian side of the Israeli-Syrian border from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, Israel. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Fire can be seen during an explosion at the Syrian side of the Israeli-Syrian border from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, Israel. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
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Smoke can be seen following an explosion at the Syrian side of the Israeli-Syrian border as it is seen from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, Israel. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Smoke can be seen following an explosion at the Syrian side of the Israeli-Syrian border as it is seen from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, Israel. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Smoke can be seen following an explosion at the Syrian side of the Israeli-Syrian border as it is seen from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, Israel. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
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A trail of smoke can be seen at the Syrian side of the Israeli-Syrian border as it is seen from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, Israel. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

A trail of smoke can be seen at the Syrian side of the Israeli-Syrian border as it is seen from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, Israel. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

A trail of smoke can be seen at the Syrian side of the Israeli-Syrian border as it is seen from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, Israel. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
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Fire can be seen during an explosion at the Syrian side of the Israeli-Syrian border as it is seen from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, Israel. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Fire can be seen during an explosion at the Syrian side of the Israeli-Syrian border as it is seen from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, Israel. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Fire can be seen during an explosion at the Syrian side of the Israeli-Syrian border as it is seen from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, Israel. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
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