As the U.S. considers a military strike in Syria, take a look at some of the key things to know about the conflict and the country.
Violence has hindered outside peace-keeping groups. On June 13, 2012, the U.N. Security Council has authorized up to 300 unarmed military observers for a 90-day mission in Syria, but the mission ended three days later due to intensifying violence. A team of U.N. weapons inspectors that arrived in Syria in August 2013 to begin an investigation into whether chemical weapons have been used during the civil war was fired on, but the team was able to complete its mission.
Mat Szwajkos/Getty Images Entertainment
Joe Raedle/Getty Images
Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
Cem Ozdel/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images
Duncan Lock/Wikimedia Commons
It's easy to upload your photos and/or videos on News8000.com. Once you do, we'll share your upload with the community!
No email address was supplied by
To complete your registration on this site, please supply an address.
Please confirm or modify the email address to which you will have subscription offers sent.
For a more personalized experience, please supply the following optional information.