The labyrinthine cesspool that is the Syrian Civil War   Leave a comment


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I have an interest in following wars – as the military historian John Keegan once said, “war is hell, but it does make for riveting good history” – that break out around the planet. Never have I seen such a convoluted can of worms such as the war in Syria. There are so many groups, which in turn are made up of many sub-groups, that are fighting each other that it is mind-boggling. Turkey, Russia, the United States, Islamic freak militants, the Free Syrian Army, the Kurds, Syrian government forces, Al Qaeda linked Al Nusra Front to name a few of the combatants. The civilian casualties and deaths are beyond horrific. What a messy out-of-control bloodbath.

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Main belligerents

 

Opposition

 Turkey


Army of Conquest

Allied groups

 Rojava (Syrian Kurdistan)
(SDF)

Allied groups:


CJTF–OIR

There is almost 50 entities listed above. Unbelievably complex conflict.

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Posted August 29, 2016 by markosun in Geopolitics, War

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