Syrian Civil War By: Anna quirk

Parties to the conflict... (what individuals, groups, organizations, and/or countries that were involved)

Support for the Syrian government: Russia, Iran, Hezbollah, Venezuela, North Korea (DPRK), Algeria, Iraq, Lebanon, Belarus,Companies and Support for the Syrian opposition: United States, United Kingdom, France, Turkey, Arab League, Qatar, Jordan, Saudi Arabia

A lot of Western and other countries, (mostly the U.S., Russia and France), took part in the military action against ISIL located in Syria and they got involved because ever since September 30th, 2015, Russia, waged an intensive air campaign against ISIL and other anti-government forces in Syria, on the side and at the request of the Syrian government.

March 13 is when Turkey got involved in the Syrian Civil War and April 1 is when Turkey was officially a representative for the Syrian people. Turkey got involved because they requested President Bashar Assad to departure from office.

There’s three main fighting group: Kurdish groups: They have been under attack, particularly by ISIS, but they have since reclaimed most of their territory lost to ISIS along the border with Turkey. ISIS: Isis has focused on taking and controlling territory from whichever groups stood in its way. And finally Assad: Assad has conducted airstrikes against ISIS, alongside other Arab nations such as Jordan.

The history of the conflict... (the significant events that have occurred during the conflict)

The Syrian Civil War has caused 3.3 mil deaths which is more than twenty-three interstate wars between 1945 and 1997.

Another event that happened during the conflict is that most of the wars that happened since 1945, occurred in the nations of Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

2011: In July 2011, hundreds of thousands were taking to the streets across the country and opposition supporters eventually began to fight for themselves. In 2011, thousands of soldiers began launching attacks against the government, bringing the country to what the United Nations in December called the verge of civil war. June 2011: Police/soldiers in northeastern Syria joined protesters they were ordered to shoot. August 2011: President Barack Obama calls on Assad to resign and orders Syrian government assets frozen.

2012: July 2012: A bombing at the Syrian national security building occurred in Damascus during an important government crisis meeting kills four top officials, including Assad's brother-in-law and the defense minister. August 2012: Kofi Annan quits as UN-Arab League envoy after he tried to broker a cease-fire failed. Obama says the use of chemical weapons in Syria would be a "red line" that would change his thinking about military action.November 2012: The Syrian National Coalition is created, bringing together the main opposition factions.

2013: March 2013: The number of UN-registered Syrian refugees tops 1 million, half of them children. June 5: The Syrian army recaptures the key border town of Qusayr, in an assault led by fighters from Lebanon's Hezbollah.

The causes of the conflict:

People's views and opinions on the government were very different. The Syrian civil war was caused because soldiers supported the president of Syria, Bashar al-Assad, and the rebels didn't want him to be in power anymore.

The war started because their was a disagreement about the government, control of cities, towns and the countryside. The islamic state group took over the eastern Syria city of Raqqa to fight for their side of the government.

Effects of the conflict... (both inside and outside of Syria):

The conflict caused people to commit very serious crimes. Also, another thing that happened because of the conflict is that people have been accused of using civilian suffering.

A ton of people are dying due to the conflict during the civil war because the conflict is causing people to drop barrel bombs. Another effect of the conflict is that ISIS got involved and was accused by the UN of having a campaign of terror which caused severe punishments.

The conflict has acquired sectarian overtones, pitching the country's Sunni majority and brought in regional and world powers.

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