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Explore the complicated network of allies and enemies in Syria’s civil war

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Searching for survivors after bombing by foreces loyal to Syrian president Bashar al-Assad in Damascus.
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The entry of US ground troops and the start of Russian air strikes in Syria add new knots to the complicated web of enemies and allies in the country’s civil war, which began in 2011. To give you a better sense of the network, we drew the relationships in Syria, as they stand today.

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