The Civil War in Syria
Syria later on caught up with their Middle East neighbors and on the 15th day of March, 2011, the Syrian civil war got born.
Soon after the Syrian uprising began many Syrian soldiers defected and started launching attacks against the state. This brought Syria to the verge of civil war as expressed by the United States. The opposition side formed their own government, the Syrian National Council, but the internal wrangles that characterized it kept the international community from recognizing it. The opposition still stands as an amalgamation of political groups, grass root organizers, long time exiles and militants who got divided along ethnic and ideological lines. Recently, the bond between these groups has strengthened, with the toppling of the Assad regime becoming the sole unifying factor.
Currently, cities in Syria such as Damascus, the capital and Aleppo, the largest city are rife with war between the Syrian army and the rebels. There has been an increased influx of weapons, money and medical supplies in Syria through the refugee camps on the Turkish border side, much to the delight of the rebels. It got recorded that the death toll for the month of June exceeded 3,000 people, and the United Nations estimated that the conflict in Syria has left more than 10,000 people dead and thousands more displaced. The humanitarian state of Syrians caught up in this war is wanting. Red Crescent estimates in April 2012 put the figure of people in urgent need of food, shelter,
water and medical supplies at 1.5 million.