The Syrian Civil War is an ongoing international armed conflict taking place in Syria. Syria’s war is a mess. After 4 years, the conflict is divided between four different sides on the ground. Each side has foreign backers and those foreign backers don’t even agree with each other about who they’re fighting for, or who they’re fighting against.
Syria’s war has killed at least 250,000 people and displaced 12 million. To understand how Syria got to this place, watch this 5 minutes explanation by Vox.