The Syrian Civil War

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Syria’s civil war. It all started in 2011 in the Syrian city of Deraa. Syrians protested after 15 schoolchildren had been arrested and tortured for writing anti-government graffiti on a wall. The protest was peaceful to begin with calling for the kids' release, but the government responded angrily. On March 18, 2011 the syrian army opened fire on protesters, killing four people. People were shocked and angry at what had happened and soon the unrest spread to other parts of the country. People began blaming the president of Syria- Bashar al-Assad, but he refused to step down. He offered to change the way the country is managed, but the protesters didn’t think that was enough Ever since then small military groups have formed that are fighting against the government. The free Syrian Army is the biggest out them all.Others decided to offer an alternative to the current government and propose a peaceful political solution to the crisis. The rest are just trying to avoid the violence altogether. This turned into the Syrian Civil War. The violence had been going on for two years, and all of a suddenly Syria uses chemical weapons in the war, The effect of the chemical weapons was so disastrous that it caused the attention of America, Britain and France. No one knew who was responsible for it. But the United Nations inspectors confirmed that chemical weapons had been used in Syria, but the Syrian government is denying
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