One Quarter Million Dead in Five Years of Civil War in
The death toll in the Syrian Civil War has surpassed 250,000 in over five years of fighting. There have also been many injured and millions displaced. Several of
cities have been ruined.
The Syrian people revolted in 2011 against the Baathist dictatorial regime of Bashar Assad. His regime, which is
only Arab ally, is a state sponsor of terrorism, as it supports several
Iranian-backed terrorist organizations, including Hezbollah, the Lebanese
Shi’ite terrorist organization. Hezbollah
is responsible for several hundred American casualties.
Assad is backed by
Iran and the Russian Federation, as well as by Hezbollah. Indeed, Russia is reportedly arming and training
Hezbollah, which meets the definition for being a state sponsor of terrorism.