What is that Syrian about the Syrian war?

After five years of the Syrian war, we can recognize “four” conflicting parties on the ground – Assad, ISIS, rebel groups and the Kurds. Each one of these conflicting parties has regional and international backers, who i
After five years of the Syrian war, we can recognize “four” conflicting parties on the ground – Assad, ISIS, rebel groups and the Kurds. Each one of these conflicting parties has regional and international backers, who ironically do not agree with each other about whom they are fighting for or against. The Syrian regime is backed by Iran, Russia, Hezbollah and Iraqi militias. ISIS is backed by the flood of global Jihadists from all over the world. Rebel groups are backed by Gulf States, Turkey, Jordan and the US. The Kurds are supported by the US. While in the media, we always say “the Syrian conflict, crisis or war”, I wonder what makes this war that much Syrian. It is rather a war on the land of Syria, in which more than 50% of Syria’s population have been displaced, over 220 thousand have been killed, and many more have been injured or imprisoned. According to Amnesty international, more than 12.8 million Syrian people are in “urgent need of humanitarian assistance”. In addition to this humanitarian catastrophe, most of the Syrian land and infrastructure have been destroyed. So what is that Syrian about the Syrian “war”?...
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Author:Hakim Khatib
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30:3-391441
URL:http://www.sicherheitspolitik-blog.de/2015/11/06/what-is-that-syrian-about-the-syrian-war/
Parent Title (German):sicherheitspolitik-blog.de
Place of publication:Frankfurt am Main
Document Type:Report
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2015/11/06
Date of first Publication:2015/11/06
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2016/01/19
Tag:Europe; Russia; Saudi Arabia; Syria; UAE; USA; crisis; humanitarian
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HeBIS PPN:369588886
Institutes:Gesellschaftswissenschaften
Exzellenzcluster Die Herausbildung normativer Ordnungen
Dewey Decimal Classification:320 Politikwissenschaft
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