Never-ending Syria war enters 10th year today

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Beirut - The conflict has drawn in outside powers in a complex war involving rebel factions, militant groups and foreign interests.

By AFP

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Published: Sun 15 Mar 2020, 11:25 PM

Last updated: Mon 16 Mar 2020, 11:47 AM

At least 384,000 people have died in Syria, including more than 116,000 civilians, since the war began in March 2011, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Saturday.
Sparked by deadly repression of peaceful pro-democracy protests, the conflict has drawn in outside powers in a complex war involving rebel factions, militant groups and foreign interests.
As the war enters its 10th year today, the government of President Bashar Al Assad now controls more than 70 per cent of Syrian territory, thanks to the military support of its allies Russia, Iran and Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.
The conflict is the "worst man-made disaster since World War II", the United Nations human rights chief declared in 2017.



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