Keeping Up With Syria

If you have been paying attention to the news over the past few years, you have been keeping up with the United States wanting to help Syria. Lately, there has been a lot of conversation about what is going on in Syria and whether or not America should help.

For the last six years, there has been a Civil War going on in Syria. Different groups in Syria want to gain control over the country. There are people who support Syria’s current president, Bashar al-Assad, and there are the rebels who are against him. The protesters originally wanted democracy and freedom, but they instead received war and destruction. There is also the Islamic State which has moved into Eastern Syria. Since the “Civil War” began, there has been a lot of violence and death.

Recently, there was a car bombing that killed 20 and seriously injured 30 people. Fighting between the two different parties has escalated, and the rebels have gained more civilians.  There has been a deal put in place by Russia, Iran, and Turkey that one of the government military bases was off limits in order to keep some of the violence down. But recently, the group that is for the President staying in power launched an attack on the base.

Syrians are trying to move, get out of the country, or receive safe shelter. Homes are destroyed, and bystanders are wounded or killed. Children refugees are missing out on school. From the looks of it, the war is not ending anytime soon because they cannot come to an agreement or defeat one another. A lot of countries are trying to help Syria and provide emergency supplies, food, etc. for those in need. Not only are they trying to help supply necessities, but they are also helping stop the violence to eventually end the war.

Keep Syria in your thoughts!