Watch: Syrian Conflict — Everything You Need To Know In 5 Fast Facts

Massacres. Violence on the streets of its cities. A growing refugee crisis. Calls for international intervention.

This is Syria.

Brutality is an everyday ordeal for the devastated country that has been suffering through a two-year-long civil war that has pit government forces against rebel fighters. When looking at the humanitarian crisis that has evolved in Syria, it is difficult to understand how it got to this point.

Here are the 5 Fast Facts you need to know about the Syrian Revolution (which has morphed into the Syrian Civil War).

Syrian Conflict: Everything You Need To Know In 5 Fast FactsThe Syrian Conflict has been escalating over the past two years. It has now turned into a Civil War with many countries choosing who to support, America and Al-Qaeda oddly enough are on the same side. The Syrian civil war[68] is an ongoing armed conflict in Syria between forces loyal to the Syrian Ba'ath Party…2013-05-10T20:00:50.000Z

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