Contemporary Operating Environment

Syria's war: Who is Fighting and Why?

By Vicky Osborn February 13, 2019

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.  



Vicky Osborn

Vicky Osborn is an Education Officer posted to Headquarters Forces Command, Directorate of Professional Military Education. Previous postings include the Army Knowledge Centre (ALPC) and Army Logistics Training Centre.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the position of the Australian Army, the Department of Defence or the Australian Government.

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