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Salma Kadrie Kadrie1Mr. PolidoWorld Geo Period. 221 March 21N.A.M.E Current Event ProjectSyriaKadrie 2
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Timeline2011:protestors in the southern city of Daraa demand the release of political prisoners, triggering a series of nationwide demonstrators. the Syrian government, led by Assad, deploys soldiers and tanks to Homs, Daraa and areas of Damascus to quash the anti-2012:The bombardment of Homs and other citiescontinues, as the Al-Nusra front, a rebel group created in mid-2011 with help from Al Qaeda and the anti-Assad militant groupknown as the Islamic State, officially declares its existence and emerges as one ofthe foremost opposition forces. Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan brokers a ceasefire, as reports continue to surface of Assad's forces carrying out massacres and assassinations.2016:Syria’s state-run media announces government forces have taken full control of Aleppo, ending more than four years of rebel rule there.2015:: Russia begins airstrikes on terrorist targets in Syria. Observers on the ground, including the U.S. military, say that Russian airstrikes are not just attacking ISIS but are targeting rebel groups in an attempt to prop up Assad.2014:The Islamic state group seizes vast swathes of territory in northern Iraq and declares caliphate. The Islamic state group, also known as ISIS, seizes the northern territory of Raqqa. The US along five Arab nations, begin airstrikes targeting ISIS near Aleppo and Raqqa.Chemical weapons attacks carried out by Assad's government kill dozens in Syria. Rebel forces capture the city of Raqqa, making it the first large city controlled by opposition fighters. Meanwhile, more than 1 million Syrians are declared political refugees by the U.N.2013:2017:A defense official tells CNN that the defense department might propose that the us send conventional ground combat forces inti northern Syria for the first time to speed up the fight against ISIS. But the official emphasized that any decision is ultimately up to President Donald Trump
Kadrie 4Kadrie 5The original flag symbolizes peace in Syria. The two stars representEgyptand Syria. This flagwas first adopted in 1958 torepresent Syria’s part of the United Arab Republic, and was used until 1961. It was readopted in 1980The modified independence flag began to be used as a universal display of the protesting opposition in late 2011.The opposition wanted to distinguish

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