Hundreds gathered in Aleppo's Saadallah al-Jabri square on Tuesday, to protest against the US recognition of Israel's sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights region in Syria.

Protesters were seen burning Israeli flag and stepping on banners depicting US President Donald Trump, waving Syrian flags and chanting.

One of the protesters, Abdulhameed Ahmad, said that he recognises neither Trump nor Israel. Another one added that he condemns "Trump's imperialistic and opportunist resolution of annexing Golan to the Zionist entity."

On Monday, March 25, US President Donald Trump signed a declaration recognising Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights, a territory the Israeli state captured from Syria in 1967. Israel subsequently annexed the Golan Heights in 1981, in a move that was not recognised internationally.

Trump announced his intention via Twitter on March 21, prompting heavy criticism from Syrians and their officials. Permanent Representative of the Syrian Arab Republic to the UN Bashar Jaafari also said that Trump's recognition was 'nothing more than a recipe for more wars.'

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