Thousands of protesters in war-torn Syria’s rebel enclave of Idlib marked 11 years since the start of Arab spring.
Protestors were buoyed by the global outcry over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
More than 5,000 people gathered in Idlib’s main square for one of the largest rallies in the region in months.
Many Syrians hope the war in Ukraine, launched by the Syrian government’s main backer, will rekindle interest in their cause.
A nationwide uprising that erupted on March 15, 2011 escalated into a fully-fledged civil war in Syria.
President Bashar al-Assad’s grip on power has been bolstered by Russian President Vladimir Putin’s military support.