Syria's Civil War

Syria's citizens were protesting for an anti-government system until it turned into a full scale Civil War. It had been a peaceful protest until a couple teenagers Nationwide protests against President Bashar al-Assad's government, whose forces responded with violent crackdowns. The conflict gradually morphed from prominent protests to an armed rebellion after months of military sieges.

Violence began to increase and rebels tried to take over the government ruled cities. The conflict is now more than just a battle between those for or against President Assad. It has acquired sectarian overtones, pitching the country's Sunni majority against the president's Shia Alawite sect. This conflict is starting to drawn in neighbouring countries and world powers.

Not only is there mass killings by shootings, but now government forces are using nerve agents that cause poisoning by damaging nerves that help you breathe, move, and digest food. This was said to be carried out by the government.

Solving the problem

The US is now pursuing a limited containment strategy against the most harmful of the jihadist groups in Syria. There have been no efforts that have been taken by the government or the rebels to solve their problems. The US has also funded millions of dollars into Syrian rebel group, which has only landed into the hands of extremist groups.   


Rodgers, Lucy, David Grittens, James Offer, and Patrick Asare. "Syria: The Story of the Conflict." BBC News. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Apr. 2015

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