Islamic State of Iraq and Syria: The Syrian army recaptured the city of Homs inbut fighting continues with rebels in the suburbs between Homs and Hama. The rivalries and tensions between these groups play an important role in the war.
Hide Caption 5 of 52 Photos: What caused the uprising? InSyrian opposition fighters evacuated from the last rebel stronghold near Damascus. Experts estimate that In March antigovernment protests broke out in Syria, inspired by a wave of similar demonstrations elsewhere in the Middle East and North Africa that had begun in December The province is strategically important for the Syrian government and Russia for its proximity to the Russian-operated Syrian Khmeimim airbase.
In Julydefectors from the military announced the formation of the Free Syrian Army, a rebel group aiming to overthrow the government, and Syria began to slide into civil war.
Hide Caption 19 of 52 Photos: Syria's civil war, in pictures A Syrian man carrying grocery bags dodges sniper fire in Aleppo as he runs through an alley near a checkpoint manned by the Free Syrian Army on September 14, In JanuaryRussia sponsored talks over the future of Syria in the Black Sea city of Sochi, but the opposition bloc boycotted the conference, claiming it was an attempt to undercut the UN effort to broker a deal.
Syria's civil war, in pictures A man holds a baby who was rescued from rubble after an airstrike in Aleppo on February 14, Twice a week we compile our most fascinating features and deliver them straight to you. A group of children had been arrested and tortured by the authorities for writing antiregime graffiti; incensed local people took to the street to demonstrate for political and economic reforms.
These people provide information about the current circumstances in the conflict areas. Hide Caption 20 of 52 Photos: The Geneva Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees describes a refugee as any person who, "owing to well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality and is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country".
See how the conflict has unfolded. Several human rights groups have accused the leader of habitually torturing and killing political opponents throughout his presidency. Syria's civil war, in pictures Smoke rises in the Hanano and Bustan al-Basha districts in Aleppo as fighting continues through the night on December 1, Hide Caption 24 of 52 Photos:Saving Lives With Tech Amid Syria’s Endless Civil War.
The Bashar al-Assad regime’s indiscriminate air strikes have terrorized civilians for years.
Now a small band of activist-entrepreneurs is building a sensor network that listens for warplanes and warns people when and where the bombs will fall. Syria: Uprising and civil war In March antigovernment protests broke out in Syria, inspired by a wave of similar demonstrations elsewhere in the Middle.
Watch video · Iran has meanwhile entrenched its forces and allied militias alongside loyalist Syrian troops across government-held territory, stirring deep concern in Israel. Even as the war enters its final stages, the risk that it could ignite a wider conflict has not passed, analysts say.
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The –13 escalation of the Syrian Civil War was the third phase of the Syrian Civil War, which gradually evolved from U.N.-mediated cease fire attempt during April–Maydeteriorating into radical violence in June, escalating the conflict level to a full-fledged civil war.Download