Who backs whom in the Syrian conflict
Syria’s civil war has raged for nearly five years, underpinned by a complex pattern of alliances and enmities. The Assad regime and its local opponents are backed to differing degrees and in different configurations by military powers from near and far
Four million more: Europe’s crisis pales in comparison to Syria’s neighbours’
While Europe grapples with its influx of refugees and migrants, the numbers flooding through the Balkans and across the Aegean and Mediterranean account for fewer than 10 per cent of Syrian refugees. The bulk of those fleeing war and persecution have spilled into neighbouring countries, reports Samya Kullab, creating myriad issues for Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon
Syria: Mapping the conflict
Maps showing the territorial battle for control of Syria, with information provided by the Syria Needs Analysis Project and the Institute for the Study of War.