Syria's War: Who is Fighting and Why

This video by Vox describes the complex history and alliances of the Syrian civil war.

It begins with the Arab Spring protests in 2011, then describes the transition through multiple foreign powers backing the different sides, the rise of ISIS, through to the decision by the Trump administration to bomb forces related to Assad - "This is the first time that the United States has directly attacked the Assad regime."

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Civil War
History
Intervention
President Trump
Syria