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Syrian protests call for ousting of Assad regime

September 15, 2018 at 12:55 pm

Syrians gather to support Turkish soldiers’ deployment on Idlib border as they hold Turkish and Syrian flags in Idlib, Syria on October 14, 2017. Syrian demonstrators also call for a day of anger to protest Assad regime forces’ crimes over the country [Abdurrazzak Şekirdy / Anadolu Agency]

Large numbers of Syrians have taken to the streets in the south of the country dominated by opposition groups, calling for the ousting of the Assad regime, reported on Friday.

The protesters said that Assad must step down and Syrians must unite to rebuild their country. They asked the international community to support the demonstrations.

Opposition websites said that the protests were concentrated in the main squares in Idlib and the southern, western and northern suburbs of the city, as well as the areas around Hama and Aleppo. Protesters raised the flags of the Syrian revolution and chanted slogans against President Bashar Al-Assad and his allies, the Russians and the Iranians.

The UN envoy to Syria was denounced by the protesters as a “partner” with the Assad forces. This was a reference to his latest remarks about Idlib.

During the past few months, the north of Syria has been witnessing regular Friday protests attended by thousands of people in support of the revolution and calling for the ousting of the president and his regime.