Syria’s war: Who is fighting and why (Qui se bat contre qui en Syrie ?)

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:

  • En français (traduit en 2015:)

  • In English updated this year:

Syrie Carte d’aujourd’hui / Who controls what in Syria :Today’s Map of zones:

syria map april 2017
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/61/Syria_and_Iraq_2014-onward_War_map.png

 

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2 thoughts on “Syria’s war: Who is fighting and why (Qui se bat contre qui en Syrie ?)”

  1. Excellent overview of developments. How do you think the U.S. airstrikes and Russian-U.S. tensions will affect the situation on the ground?

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