Syria's war: Who is fighting and why

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Syria's war: Who is fighting and why 4.5
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Watch how the Syrian civil war became the mess it is today.


After four-plus years of fighting, Syria's war has killed at least hundreds of thousands of people and displaced millions. And, though it started as a civil war, it's become much more than that. It's a proxy war that has divided much of the Middle East, and has drawn in both Russia and the United States. To understand how Syria got to this place, it helps to start at the beginning and watch it unfold:




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Vox, it's time you should make new video about the current situation in Syria

Author — Arjun Saha

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*Country:* *Disagrees*.

*Russia and the US:* "Allow us to introduce ourselves."

Author — Denmark

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It’s like chess, but every move leads to the death of hundreds.

Author — Jamal Hamid

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But between all those powerful people, innocent civilians are suffering for no reason.

Author — Anya Arora

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So basically America created Al- Qaeda in Afghanistan (to fight the Soviets), and then they fought with them. Then they provided training, weapons and support to Al-Qaeda in Syria while they are still fighting them in Afghanistan. ISIS then broke away from them in Syria after getting trained by the CIA. hmmm SO that basically means all terrorist organisations are MADE IN AMERICA 🇺🇸?

Author — abdullah sagga

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Basically this is the third world war but not everyone knows that syria is country 😕

Author — Yazan Discovers

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Basically the US & Russia playing dominos in Syria 🤦‍♂️

Author — Jay

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You know the war is complicated when the rebels rebels get attacked by rebels

Author — Peter Stamatiou

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In 2050:
History teacher: What did the League of Nations and UN have in common?
Students: *Both of them were made to prevent wars, and both of them failed*

Author — Zoe As_if

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I pray for peace to the innocents peoples in syria. May humanity win.

Author — HAL 9000

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I am from Syria, I lived in the war for 3 years and my relatives and my family died.😔💔

Author — 8v_ mj

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It breaks my heart to see children dying

Author — Enel Theorist

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i am syrian and today i live in saudi arabia hopefully i am good here but i miss my country

Author — Too Kind

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In every war ( like civil wars, proxy wars and world wars) somehow the US gets involved
Edit: thanks for the likes

Author — Smurf Gaming

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I have a friend who survived the war and luckuly escaped on a air canada plane.

Hes now been in canada for 6 years im glad hes alive

Author — Truth Only

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Don't you feel a little bit fishy when Assad taking Aleppo, meaning He's winning, but start using "Chemical Weapon"?

Author — Iwan Candra

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I think if we just gave Assad a Pepsi, we'd all be friends again.

Author — Dann argy

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Who entered *Donald Trump* into the scene!!, He makes the whole situation a _mess_ !!

Author — Saswot Lamichhane

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And most important thing, millions of people lost everything they had...

Author — Ali Ghanaatfar

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‘When the chips are down, these civilized people, they’ll eat each other ‘ - The Joker

Author — Learn It