Zaneerah and Yusra Conflict in Syria

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.

PROTESTER PROTESTING AGAINST PRESIDENT BASHAR AL-ASSAD

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.

Opposition supporters raised arms, first to protect themselves and later to remove government security powers from their local areas. Mr. Assad pledged to stop the uprising which in his eyes was foreign-backed terrorism attempt against the country and resolved to re-establish state control.

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.

ISIS

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.

RECENT EVENTS

Over five years, the conflict in Syria has raised noticeably.
On September 2015 Russia openly announced that they were supporting President Bashar Al-Assad and his regime.
THE REBEL GROUP

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.

Palmyra, Syria (before war)

Now The Syrian government has been trying to get Palamar, Syria out of ISIS' grasp.

Aleppo, city in Syria

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).

Thankfully In August 2016, Turkey joined UN forces to attack ISIS
And Recently an agreement between the US and Russia led to a ceasefire,
But unfortunately an airstrike hit a UN aid convoy in Syria which led to the end of the week long ceasefire.

Concerns

Population decreased

Syria’s population has dramatically decreased since the Syrian civil war. More than 400,000 people left killed, 4.8 million abandoned Syria and 6.5 million are displaced in Syria.

Syrian refugees have departed to Jordan and Lebanon, with limited resources and weak support.
More than 2.7 million Syrians have departed to Turkey.
And numerous tried to look for shelter in Europe along with other exiles.
Military groups from other countries are threatening Syria’s government in support of its proxies to prolong a conflict that's increased the war’s already six years.
Obama has already talked about not using air strikes against Assad since Russia could come back with something even worse.

Coming back with more violence could make terrorist groups attack against other innocent lives, and the war will never end and spiral into even more chaos than it already is.

Innocent Civillians

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