HOW DID THE SYRIAN CRISIS START
Riots against Syria's President Bashar Al-Assad five years ago turned into a full-scale civil war between the Syrian Government, with the help of Russia and Iran, along with anti government rebel groups such as the SMC, Islamic Front, and Jaysh al-Islam that has left more than 250,000 individuals dead. Before the war started, numerous Syrians complained about high unemployment, conflict, very less political flexibility, and a state controlled mostly under President Bashar al-Assad, but now everyone is full genocide on each other.
In March 2011, the southern city of Deraa started a pro-democracy movement, which was inspired by the Arab Springs. The Government's use of deadly force against the protesters triggered nationwide unrest demanding the president's resignation, but Bashar Al-Assad denied to resign.
Soon a terrorist group known as Al-Qaeda sent fighters into Syria because they saw a future in the chaos going around in Syria. The group was then split and became two different terrorist groups known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and the Al-Nusra to become enemies of Al-Qaeda.
From these separate terrorist groups ISIS started to control almost half of the territory of Syria. With the leader of ISIS taking and controlling territory from whichever groups stood in its way: the Syrian government, rebel groups, Kurdish groups and tribes. The already brutal violence increased and most of Syria turned into a death zone.
The US started to help the rebels, along with coalition airstrikes, to overtake Manbij, Syria from the grasps of ISIS, which took place in last August. This was a great time for the rebels and led to other successes and victories.
Now The Syrian government has been trying to get Palamar, Syria out of ISIS' grasp.
But in Aleppo the Syrian government has been fighting for four years against ISIS. The fighting has recently increased, with the death toll in August 2016 at around 448 (including 100 children).