The Syrian civil war is considered one of the worst conflicts in modern times.
With millions of refugees stranded around the world and an estimated nearly a half-million dead, the war shows no signs of ending soon. As the conflict is about to enter its eighth year, intense fighting continues in Eastern Ghouta and Afrin putting even more civilians in harms-way.
CGTN’s Alaa Ebrahim reports from Damascus.
To discuss all of this:
- Bassam Abu Abdullah is a political analyst and professor of international relations.
- Rasha Elass is a journalist and senior fellow with PS21, the Project for the Study of the 21st Century.
- Alexander Nekrassov is a former adviser to the Kremlin and a Russian analyst.
- Michael O’Hanlon is a senior fellow in foreign policy at the Brookings Institution.
The Syrian uprising, which later turned into a civil war, began seven years ago on the 15th of March, 2011.
Since then, over 350,000 people have been killed and over 12 million people have been displaced inside the country and as refugees. pic.twitter.com/4nPX58XDOd
— The Observer (@observerindex) March 15, 2018
#OnThisDay 7 years ago, Syria's civil war began.
— Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish) March 15, 2018