The war in Syria has global implications and it's important that we try to understand it.  Given the twists and turns, this can be hard to do.

In an effort to help, here we share a simple summary of the conflict from Vox News. We like this version as it seems to try and offer the facts without bias or over-interpretation.  

If you're interested, it's up to you to do more digging. Remember to research with a critical eye, fact-check what you read, and rely on reputable sources as much as possible.