Everything You Need To Know About Syria

by Rachel Baker on September 1, 2013

The Washington Post has a terrific primer on the basics in Syria. Who the players are, the lay of the land, and the circumstances that have created the international incident, that has led to possible US military involvement.

The United States and allies are preparing for a possibly imminent series of limited military strikes against Syria, the first direct U.S. intervention in the two-year civil war, in retaliation for President Bashar al-Assad’s suspected use of chemical weapons against civilians. If you found the above sentence kind of confusing, or aren’t exactly sure why Syria is fighting a civil war, or even where Syria is located, then this is the article for you.


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