Al-Hasakah, Syria. A women's chess tournament starts in the city of al-Qamishli in Northern al-Hasakah, Northeastern Syria. Ten players participated in the tournament. The Swiss-system tournament aims to promote sports and organized games for women. The sports union of the Autonomous Administration promised to open chess schools, and has organized several friendly sports tournaments in the al-Hasakah governorate. Arab tribes in the Autonomous Administration also held purebred Arabian horse shows. Photo: Ahmad Bero.