An Explaination Of The Crisis In Syria

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What is the Syrian Crisis or Syrian Civil War? Syrian Civil War is a known topic by everybody. The Syrian Civil War is an ongoing armed struggle between forces loyal to the Syrian Baath government and these seeking to oust it. The protests began on March 15, 2011 and, have spread worldwide in April 2011. These protests are known as the Arab Spring. Protesters demanded the resignation of President Bashar al-Assad, whose family has held the presidency in Syria since 1971, as well as the end of Baath Party rule, which began in 1963. In April 2011, the Syrian Army was deployed to quell the uprising and soldiers fired on demonstrators across the country. After months of military sieges, the protests evolved into an armed rebellion. Hezbollah entered the war in support of the Syrian Army, in 2013. The Syrian government is further upheld by military support from Russia and Iran, while Qatar and Saudi Arabia transfer weapons to the rebels. In this war the country has received a lot of help. In this war were used improved weapons and tactics. Also, there are two parties. These parties are Syrian government affiliated parties and opposition affiliated parties. At the end of the war there has been a change in this country. There was various sectarianism and minorities. These minorities are Syrian Turkmens.

As the protracted civil war continues in Syria, it becomes increasing clear that dictator Bashar al-Assad’s days are numbered. The July 18 suicide bombing attack in Damascus that killed key figures within the regime’s inner circle, including Assad’s Defence Minister, his brother-in-law, and the head of his crisis management team were a serious internal blow to the regime. Fighting in the once untouchable capital has reportedly forced Assad to flee to the coastal city of Latakia. Now, the strategically vital commercial capital and Syria’s second largest city, Aleppo, is emerging as the key battleground between the rebel forces and the army, as each side is bracing for a major confrontation that could further tip the balance of power. Following 17 months of conflict, and over 17,000 killed, the international community is increasing focused on worst case scenarios that may arise in the increasingly likely event Assad is backed into a corner. Syria is regarded as possessing the largest and most advanced chemical warfare program in the Middle East, including several production facilities and many storage sites which Assad has himself referred to. Assuming regime survival is the usual priority, there is a very real possibility Assad would use any means at his disposal to remain in power. The Syrian dictator has seen what has happened to Iraqi strongman Saddam Hussein and to Libyan tyrant Muammar Qaddafi at the hands of their own respective populations, and has clearly indicated that he will do everything possible to avoid the same fate.

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