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Al-Ittihad supporters wave flags bearing the team colors during the Syrian league football match between derby rivals Al-Ittihad and Al-Hurriya, on January 28, 2017, in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo.
The Ittihad club beat Hurriya 2-1 in their first match on home turf since rebels took east Aleppo in 2012, dividing the northern city into a regime-held west and rebel-controlled east. / AFP / George OURFALIAN        (Photo credit should read GEORGE OURFALIAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Al-Ittihad supporters wave flags bearing the team colors during the Syrian league football match between derby rivals Al-Ittihad and Al-Hurriya, on January 28, 2017, in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo.
The Ittihad club beat Hurriya 2-1 in their first match on home turf since rebels took east Aleppo in 2012, dividing the northern city into a regime-held west and rebel-controlled east. / AFP / George OURFALIAN        (Photo credit should read GEORGE OURFALIAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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