Syria's war: Who is fighting and why

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Syria's war: Who is fighting and why 4.5
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


*Country:* *Disagrees*.

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

Author — Denmark


It's more complex than game of thrones

Author — Fathan Al Azka


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

Author — Anya Arora


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


Basically the US & Russia playing dominos in Syria 🤦‍♂️

Author — Jay


There is a girl in my school and she is from Syria. She told me loads about what people are going through in Syria. It's dangerous. We our so lucky to have her in my school.and she's Learning a lot of English and she's working soo hard☺

Author — Rainy90080 AJ


This is a match between
Usa vs Russia
Ksa vs Iran
Rebels vs Asad
Isis vs Kurds and all others
And the stadium is Syria
So what we wait is the result.

Author — cali cabdullaahi


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

Author — Izaach Vlogs


2020: *North Korea bombs whole Syria, ending the civil war*

Author — KB65 YT


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

Author — HAL 9000


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


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

Author — Iwan Candra


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

Author — no name hi


Yeah funny thing, Saudi Arabia has also commited atrocities aswell as used poison gas in Yemen

Author — ExtinctSombra


2020 Update:

The United States initiates support for FSA forces. Several states also follow, with Qatar and Turkey both backing the FSA as well. However, both Doha and Ankara back Al Nusra as well. Turkey on the other hand is also bombing Kurdish forces.

The Gulf Arab States, all cut support for the rebels and turn to support Assad against US, Turkish and Qatari interests. They provide lots of Intel on strategic locations for Assad forces to strike. Meanwhile, assisting in bombing anti-assad opposition.

Iran continues to support Assad but, people question how long this support will last, since the Gulf Arabian states initiated support.

ISIS Gets defeated

Al Qaeda gets mostly defeated

US drops support for Kurds

Assad wins

Author — musky metal


It's so easy to get caught up in the politics and then forget this is many people's day to day reality living in this war zone that has destroyed their life and country. Breaks my heart.

Author — Kris K. J.


Did you hear of the Female journalist proved Assad had nothing to do with the 2013 chemical attack and she just happen to Die? Lol you figure it out.

Author — Lauchlan Sutton


This breaks my heart. All my love for the Syrian civilians. We all deserve a world of peace.

Author — Laplena


USA: We're doing good!
*Russia steps in the war*

Author — SuperRaigen90