In Syria: More Than Five Years of War

For more than five years now, Syrians have endured the loss and hardship caused by a protracted civil war. An estimated 4.8 million Syrians have fled their homeland, filling refugee camps in neighboring countries. Despite a partial cease-fire agreement, airstrikes, ground attacks, bombings, and street battles take place nearly every day as Syrian government forces battle with a number of rebel groups, including ISIS, which faces pushback in Iraq as well. Russian involvement surged at the end of last year, as it flew thousands of bombing attacks in support of the Assad government. The complex and dangerous situation remains nowhere near resolved, with foreign intervention increasing and those caught in the crossfire suffering the most. Gathered here are images of the ongoing Syrian conflict from the past few months.

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