'Residents in Syria's northwestern Idlib province are holding mass rallies in the rebels' last bastion, under the title "Resistance is our choice", protesting aginst an imminent government offensive there and chanting against Bashar al-Assad.
The Friday rallies came as the Presidents of Iran, Turkey and Russia are meeting in Tehran to discuss the war in Syria. The summit may determine whether diplomacy halts any military action in Idlib and its surrounding areas, home to more than 3 million people. Nearly half of the area's residents are already displaced from other parts of Syria and have refused to reconcile with the Syrian government. .
"Come on, leave Bashar!" hundreds of protesters chanted in Saraqeb, a town in eastern Idlib. "We will defend our revolution." '