Aleppo, Syria, Jan. 1, 2019. A man raises a banner in a nighttime demonstration in the city of al-Atarib near Aleppo, Northern Syria, in support of the Syrian revolution. The demonstrators also condemned the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham attack on the National Liberation Front sites in the city of Dara Azza. In mid-March 2011, the Syrian revolution started with peaceful demonstrations, which the Syrian government forces fought with repression, live bullets, and large-scale arrests. After months, the peaceful revolution turned into armed one after officers dissented from Syrian government forces. The dissents formed small armed groups under the name of the Free Syrian Army, to which some civilians have joined, to protect demonstrators.
Photographer: Fajer al-Din Orabi.