Syrian rebels attacked two military airports in the northern province of Idlib on Thursday, opposition activists said, dpa reported.
The rebels damaged at least five helicopters and more than six F16 fighter jets in the Taftanaz and Abu al-Zouhour airports.
Government forces were shelling areas around the airports from early Thursday, according to the opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Overnight, demonstrators took to the streets in the northern provinces of Idlib, Aleppo, and the central regions of Hama and Homs, chanting slogans against President Bashar al-Assad, who vowed to fight on to defeat the rebels.
“We will not bow … despite the tyrant’s threats,” chanted the protesters.