On May 29th, the Rebel Revolutionary Movement made an online message saying the Syrian National Coalition "failed to fulfill it's responsibility to represent the great Syrian people's revolution at the organizational, political, and humanitarian levels".
On April 25th, 2011, the military moved into Darra (where most protesting and demonstrations were) a couple days later the military forces "opened fire" on the protesters and this caused even more conflict.
In September, the United Nations (U.N.) found out that chemical weapons were being used during an attack that took place on August 21st (which was one of the more major attacks. Because the U.N. found this out, Syria got their chemical weapons taken away from them.
Towards the end of November in 2011, the U.N. estimated that over four thousand protesters had been killed by the military forces and that it was officially called a "civil war".
On July 31st, 2011, "army tanks and troops launched an assault on protesters in Hama". They started using more violence against protesters and the number of deaths kept growing larger and larger. This is when the Free Syrian Army (F.S.A.) formed.
Free Syrian Army (F.S.A.) Logo
Riad al-Assad has been the Commander of the F.S.A. since it has started. The F.S.A. is basically the protesters own improvised military.
The War Is Still Going
In the past 6 years, more than 11 million people have had to move out of their homes because of the military forces that are loyal to Bashar al-Assad and the people who are against his ruling at conflict. An estimated 4.9 million have had to leave Syria and have had to go to refugee camps and other nearby countries. The other 6 million that have had to leave their homes are still displaced inside the Syrian borders.
The war is still going on today and military forces are still using violence against protesters. Bashar al-Assad is still ruling while the protesting is asking him to resign as well as other representatives from other governments from around the world.
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