Syrians in Idlib Wave Opposition Flag in Defiance

Published September 11th, 2018 - 08:31 GMT

Russian jets have launched fresh strikes on the Syrian province of Idlib. The raids targeted rebel-held positions in Idlib's south-west, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Thousands of people staged street protests in Idlib on September 7, 2018 waving the opposition flag to protest the strikes and to call for international protection.

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Syrian protesters wave the flag of the opposition as they demonstrate against the regime and its ally Russia, in the rebel-held city of Idlib on September 7, 2018. (OMAR HAJ KADOUR / AFP)

Syrian protesters wave the flag of the opposition as they demonstrate against the regime and its ally Russia, in the rebel-held city of Idlib on September 7, 2018. (OMAR HAJ KADOUR / AFP)

Syrian protesters wave the flag of the opposition as they demonstrate against the regime and its ally Russia, in the rebel-held city of Idlib on September 7, 2018. (OMAR HAJ KADOUR / AFP)

Syrian protesters wave the flag of the opposition as they demonstrate against the regime and its ally Russia, in the rebel-held city of Idlib on September 7, 2018. (OMAR HAJ KADOUR / AFP)

Even little children have participated in the Syrian protests on September 7, 2018. (Zein Al RIFAI / AFP)

Even little children have participated in the Syrian protests on September 7, 2018. (Zein Al RIFAI / AFP)

(OMAR HAJ KADOUR / AFP)

(OMAR HAJ KADOUR / AFP)

Damascus has every right to take back all its territory, Russian President Vladimir Putin told a summit on September 7 expected to decide the fate of Syria's last major rebel bastion Idlib. (OMAR HAJ KADOUR / AFP)

Damascus has every right to take back all its territory, Russian President Vladimir Putin told a summit on September 7 expected to decide the fate of Syria's last major rebel bastion Idlib. (OMAR HAJ KADOUR / AFP)

Syrian protesters wave the flag of the opposition as they demonstrate against the regime and its ally Russia, in the rebel-held city of Idlib on September 7, 2018. (OMAR HAJ KADOUR / AFP)

Syrian protesters wave the flag of the opposition as they demonstrate against the regime and its ally Russia, in the rebel-held city of Idlib on September 7, 2018. (OMAR HAJ KADOUR / AFP)

Syrian protesters wave the flag of the opposition as they demonstrate against the regime and its ally Russia, in the rebel-held city of Idlib on September 7, 2018.(OMAR HAJ KADOUR / AFP)

Syrian protesters wave the flag of the opposition as they demonstrate against the regime and its ally Russia, in the rebel-held city of Idlib on September 7, 2018.(OMAR HAJ KADOUR / AFP)

(Zein Al RIFAI / AFP)

(Zein Al RIFAI / AFP)

Syrians chant slogans and wave flags of the opposition as they protest against a promised government assault on Idlib province. (Zein Al RIFAI / AFP)

Syrians chant slogans and wave flags of the opposition as they protest against a promised government assault on Idlib province. (Zein Al RIFAI / AFP)

Syrian protesters wave the flag of the opposition as they demonstrate against the regime and its ally Russia, in the rebel-held city of Idlib on September 7, 2018. (OMAR HAJ KADOUR / AFP)
Syrian protesters wave the flag of the opposition as they demonstrate against the regime and its ally Russia, in the rebel-held city of Idlib on September 7, 2018. (OMAR HAJ KADOUR / AFP)
Even little children have participated in the Syrian protests on September 7, 2018. (Zein Al RIFAI / AFP)
(OMAR HAJ KADOUR / AFP)
Damascus has every right to take back all its territory, Russian President Vladimir Putin told a summit on September 7 expected to decide the fate of Syria's last major rebel bastion Idlib. (OMAR HAJ KADOUR / AFP)
Syrian protesters wave the flag of the opposition as they demonstrate against the regime and its ally Russia, in the rebel-held city of Idlib on September 7, 2018. (OMAR HAJ KADOUR / AFP)
Syrian protesters wave the flag of the opposition as they demonstrate against the regime and its ally Russia, in the rebel-held city of Idlib on September 7, 2018.(OMAR HAJ KADOUR / AFP)
(Zein Al RIFAI / AFP)
Syrians chant slogans and wave flags of the opposition as they protest against a promised government assault on Idlib province. (Zein Al RIFAI / AFP)
Syrian protesters wave the flag of the opposition as they demonstrate against the regime and its ally Russia, in the rebel-held city of Idlib on September 7, 2018. (OMAR HAJ KADOUR / AFP)
Syrian protesters wave the flag of the opposition as they demonstrate against the regime and its ally Russia, in the rebel-held city of Idlib on September 7, 2018. (OMAR HAJ KADOUR / AFP)
Syrian protesters wave the flag of the opposition as they demonstrate against the regime and its ally Russia, in the rebel-held city of Idlib on September 7, 2018. (OMAR HAJ KADOUR / AFP)
Syrian protesters wave the flag of the opposition as they demonstrate against the regime and its ally Russia, in the rebel-held city of Idlib on September 7, 2018. (OMAR HAJ KADOUR / AFP)
Even little children have participated in the Syrian protests on September 7, 2018. (Zein Al RIFAI / AFP)
Even little children have participated in the Syrian protests on September 7, 2018. (Zein Al RIFAI / AFP)
(OMAR HAJ KADOUR / AFP)
(OMAR HAJ KADOUR / AFP)
Damascus has every right to take back all its territory, Russian President Vladimir Putin told a summit on September 7 expected to decide the fate of Syria's last major rebel bastion Idlib. (OMAR HAJ KADOUR / AFP)
Damascus has every right to take back all its territory, Russian President Vladimir Putin told a summit on September 7 expected to decide the fate of Syria's last major rebel bastion Idlib. (OMAR HAJ KADOUR / AFP)
Syrian protesters wave the flag of the opposition as they demonstrate against the regime and its ally Russia, in the rebel-held city of Idlib on September 7, 2018. (OMAR HAJ KADOUR / AFP)
Syrian protesters wave the flag of the opposition as they demonstrate against the regime and its ally Russia, in the rebel-held city of Idlib on September 7, 2018. (OMAR HAJ KADOUR / AFP)
Syrian protesters wave the flag of the opposition as they demonstrate against the regime and its ally Russia, in the rebel-held city of Idlib on September 7, 2018.(OMAR HAJ KADOUR / AFP)
Syrian protesters wave the flag of the opposition as they demonstrate against the regime and its ally Russia, in the rebel-held city of Idlib on September 7, 2018.(OMAR HAJ KADOUR / AFP)
(Zein Al RIFAI / AFP)
(Zein Al RIFAI / AFP)
Syrians chant slogans and wave flags of the opposition as they protest against a promised government assault on Idlib province. (Zein Al RIFAI / AFP)
Syrians chant slogans and wave flags of the opposition as they protest against a promised government assault on Idlib province. (Zein Al RIFAI / AFP)