Key players in Syria's multi-front war

The Syrian civil war has left more than 270,000 people dead and forced millions to flee towns and citiesSyria’s war has in five years spiralled into a complex, multi-front conflict, with regime forces, rebels, Kurds and jihadists carving out zones of control as world powers conduct air campaigns. It now controls about a third of Syrian territory, where roughly 60 percent of the population lives. Militias from Lebanon, Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan have also bolstered the regime forces.

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