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.
Some rebel groups are closely allied with al-Qaida. Syria's al-Qaida wing is known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, and it's been gaining a greater foothold. And analysts say al-Qaida's affiliate in Syria, Jabhat al-Nusra, is generally the most effective force fighting al-Assad. The group's name means "Victory Front." It was listed as a foreign terrorist organization by the U.S. State Department in December.
Mark Wilson Getty Images
Franco Origlia/Getty Image
Jason Merritt/Getty Images
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
U.S. National Guard
Jag Gundu/Getty Images
Jim Rogash/ Getty
Spencer Platt/Getty Images
Jason Lee - Pool/Getty Images
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.