TOPSHOT - Syrian Mahmoud Al-Khatib, a fighter from the Jaish al-Islam (Islam Army), the foremost rebel group in Damascus province who fiercely oppose both the Syrian regime and the Islamic State group, holds a position inside a building on the frontline in the town of Bilaliyah, east of the capital Damascus, on February 4, 2017.
Fifty-year-old Al-Khatib says he's been fighting against the regime since the beginning of the conflict in Syria. He was wounded four times and spends his free time taking care of stray dogs. / AFP / AMER ALMOHIBANY        (Photo credit should read AMER ALMOHIBANY/AFP via Getty Images)