Aleppo, Syria, Dec. 18, 2018. Civil Defense members practice how to extinguish a fire during the graduation of new Civil Defense members in the city of Mari near Aleppo, Northern Syria. Twenty-five forcibly displaced people from Eastern Ghouta were trained to become Civil Defense members. The trainees received physical training and learned how to extinguish fires and rescue the wounded. The Civil Defense in Northern Syria regularly trains new members on how to extinguish fires, rescue the wounded and retrieve people trapped under destroyed buildings. The courses were recently transferred to Syria after they were held in Turkey. Photo: Mustafa Bathish.