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Syrians celebrate 10 years of revolution, committed to their goal

Syrians celebrate the 10th anniversary of their revolution, and reiterate their demands for dignity, freedom and changing the current regime.
An aerial picture shows Syrians waving the opposition flag during a gathering in the rebel-held city of Idlib, as they mark 10 years since the nationwide anti-government protests that sparked the country's devastating civil war, Syria, March 15, 2021.

ALEPPO, Syria — It is unclear where the political path for Syria is leading. With a divided opposition and a government still in power and surrounded with allies, it is clear that the country’s instability will persist longer, causing more damages and civilian suffering. Yet for the 10th anniversary of the Syrian revolution,  the opposition-held areas in northwestern Syria celebrated the 10th anniversary of the revolution — originally ignited on March 18, 2011, in the southern governorate of Daraa — in a festive atmosphere. Hundreds of thousands of civilians took to the streets across these parts, affirming from the freedom squares that their journey persists.

The preparations for the demonstrations and festivities began a few days before the anniversary date in many cities and towns that the Syrian regime does not control. The revolution’s banners filled the squares in the cities of IdlibAzaz, al-Bab, DanaJisr al-Shughour and others.

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