The war in Syria explained in five minutes

What is going on in Syria and why? This animation explains the events that have led to the ongoing civil war in the Middle Eastern country, which is reported to have claimed over 100,000 lives.
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It’s a complicated issue, but this explainer should serve as a good starting point for understanding it all.

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Video originally published at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5H5w3_QTG0