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The Syrian Civil War

The Syrian Civil War

The Syrian Civil War

The Syrian civil war is an ongoing armed conflict in Syria between forces loyal to the Ba'ath Party government and various groups, some with Western government backing, seeking to oust it.

The conflict began on 15 March 2011 with nationwide demonstrations as part of the wider protest movement, the Arab Spring. Protesters demanded the end to nearly five decades of Ba'ath Party rule, as well as the resignation of President Bashar al-Assad.