The Fourth Year of the Syrian Civil War

posted Mar 21, 2014, 8:18 AM by Unknown user
  The current (estimated) total of deaths.

As of March 15th, the bloody Syrian Civil War has now been going on for three years. Nearly a million people are dead, and millions are currently displaced. The war shows no signs of reaching a conclusion anytime soon, and both sides are becoming increasingly fanatical in their attempts to defeat their opponent. 

    Recent events such as the Ukraine and Flight 370 have taken the focus off Syria, but it still remains a major conflict and a huge factor in Middle-Eastern politics. Recently, the U.S. shut down Syria's embassy in Washington D.C. over crimes against humanity committed by Assad during the Civil War. The U.S. embassy to Syria has been shut down for over a year due to credible threats against the safety of their diplomatic mission. But, with no chance of international intervention and no end of the war in sight, this embassy shutdown means little to the average Syrian.