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Syrian children hold their own World Cup in conflict-ravaged Idlib

Children from camps for displaced people in Idlib and surrounding areas have made up dozens of teams to hold their own World Cup in the conflict-hit region. The event aims to encourage children to participate in sports, and to focus international attention on displaced youth, who are among those most exposed to sometimes deadly risks.

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The Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) militant group, led by Al-Qaeda's former Syria affiliate, is dominant in the area but other rebel groups are also active.