National flag of Syria from http://www.flagsinformation.com/syrian-country-flag.html Three equal horizontal bands of red (top), white, and black, colors associated with the Arab Liberation flag; two small, green, five-pointed stars in a horizontal line centered in the white band; former flag of the United Arab Republic where the two stars represented the constituent states of Syria and Egypt; similar to the flag of Yemen, which has a plain white band.
2016 in review: 50 powerful photos of war in Syria, Iraq, Libya and Yemen: 6 December 2016: A fighter of Libyan forces allied with the UN-backed government waving a national flag flashes a victory sign as he stands atop the ruins of a house after forces finished clearing Ghiza Bahriya, the final district of the former Islamic State stronghold of Sirte. Hani Amara/Reuters
Syria's government forces killing civilians in eastern Aleppo, says UN: Aleppo: Supporters of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad carry a Syrian national flag with his picture as they celebrate what they say is the Syrian army's victory against the rebels in Aleppo. Omar Sanadiki/Reuters