Free Syrian Army

Who controls Syria?

Who controls Syria?

Who controls Syria?

By Thomas Suh Lauder and Alexandra Zavis

April 7, 2017

Syria’s civil war began in 2011 as a largely peaceful uprising against President Bashar Assad that was met with deadly force. Since then, multiple nations and militant groups have entered the fray, leaving the country deeply fractured. It is a conflict marked by competing objectives, in which alliances shift, territory changes hands and fighting erupts between groups that...

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