What You Need to Know About the Syrian Conflict

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  • Millions Displaced
  • In Need of Aid
  • Proxy War
  • Peace in the Middle East
  • Claims of Chemical Attacks
  • A “Moral Obscenity”
  • A Crucial Decision
  • Where World Leaders Stand
  • Will Obama Wait on the U.N.?
  • Moving Forward
  • Britain: Syria Attack Would Be Justified
  • Kerry: The Attack Was an “Inconceivable Horror”
  • Inconsistent Allies
  • International Critics Speak Out
  • An Unannounced Test
  • Seeking Congress' Support
  • Senate Panel Gives the Greenlight
  • #AssadPromotesHisPresidency
  • G20 Meets in Russia
  • Obama Heads to TV
  • Rose and Assad
  • My Fellow Americans
  • Russia: Put Down Your Weapons
  • What's Happening in Syria?
  • Syrian Refresher
  • How It All Began
  • From Peace to Bloodshed

Proxy War

On a global scale, this conflict has been considered a proxy war between several nations, particularly Iran and the U.S., between Iran and its Sunni Arab rivals in Syria and possibly between Russia and the U.S., reported CNN’s Kyle Almond. He also noted the chances of the conflict devolving into a “bloody, sectarian battle” as Iraq once did, given the clashing religious groups of the government and the majority of Syria.

(Photo: AP Photo)

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