Is it still war in Syria? Though the fighting has waned in the past two years, parts of the country—such as the northwestern Idlib region—remain outside of government control.
Who started war in Syria? Foreign powers began to take sides, sending money, weaponry and fighters, and as the chaos worsened extremist jihadist organisations with their own aims, such as the Islamic State (IS) group and al-Qaeda, became involved. That deepened concern among the international community who saw them as a major threat.
Who is fighting Syria war? Insurgent forces include the Southern Front, the Kurdish-dominant Syrian Democratic Forces, and a coalition of SAA defectors. These groups have been supported by Western powers such as the United States and Germany. Regional support comes from Turkey, Jordan, Israel, and Saudi Arabia.
How is life in Syria now? Over 80% of Syrians now live below the international poverty line. Prior to 2011, this figure was as low as 10%. While the financial situation in Syria had been deteriorating steadily, 2020 saw a sharp economic decline and depreciation of the Syrian pound as a result.