The Syrian civil war in 2017

The Syrian civil war is without doubt the worst and most brutal conflict in the world, a generational war without real historical comparisons.

On the ground, a classic hereditary tyranny that survives only through force and external contrivance is fighting disparate militias across the country for control of the state.

http://www.newstatesman.com/world/middle-east/2017/01/who-set-win-syrian-civil-war

January 18