Students in the Lattakia countryside are celebrating after finishing their final school exams.
Nearly 6,000 students in more than 10 schools run by the Syrian opposition completed their 2016/17 studies, despite often harsh conditions.
Their achievement is especially impressive given the pressures of the ongoing conflict. Many school age children in the Lattakia countryside have been forced to abandon their education in order to work and help support their families.
Ahmed Haj Bakri was present at some exams and took these pictures.