30 August 2013 12:00 | By James Francis
The War In Syria: 10 Facts


  • The War In Syria (© ASSOCIATED PRESS)
  • How did we get here? (© REX/Zhang Naijie)
  • Why hasn’t the West attacked Syria before? (© Halabi Lens/Demotix/Corbis)
  • Why does the West want to attack Syria? (© EX/Erbin News/NurPhoto)
  • What’s the big deal about using chemical weapons? (© AFP/Getty Images)
  • How is this different from when the U.S. invaded Iraq? (© Getty Images)
  • Would this be an invasion? (© GORAN TOMASEVIC/Newscom/RTR)
  • Who would take part in an attack? (© ASSOCIATED PRESS)
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As the world sits on edge over the war in Syria and whether military action will be taken for the use of chemical weapons, here are ten facts around the situation and why it has come to this…


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