In 2011, a peaceful uprising against the president of Syria led to a civil war. And what happened in the next seven years, were perhaps the most tragic events of the 21st century. The conflict has left more than 350,000 people dead, devastated cities and drawn in other countries. How did it all begin? And why does it continue till date? The video below will help you understand that. In order to gain in-depth understanding of the issue, please go through the recommended books.
- ‘Burning Country: Syrians in Revolution and War’ by Robin Yassin-Kassab and Leila Al-Shami
- ‘The Crossing: My Journey to the Shattered Heart of Syria’ by Samar Yazbek
- ‘Syria’s Uprising and the Fracturing of the Levant’ by Emile Hokayem