Syrian Civil War
Part of the Arab Winter and World War III
Montage of the Syrian Civil War
From left to right: Bombed streets of Aleppo, refugee camp near Turkish borders, chemical attack victims, artillery footage
Date 15 March 2011 - 29 April 2016
Location Syria
Result Truce, de facto government victory
  • Free elections - Coalition government formed
  • Kurdish independence granted
  • Kurdish separatist crisis in Turkey
Flag of Syria Syrian government
Flag of Russia Russian Federation
Flag of Iran Iran
Flag of Iraq Iraq(2016)
800px-Flag of Syria 2011, observed.svg Syrian Opposition
Flag of the United States United States of America
Flag of Turkey Turkey
Flag of Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
Flag of Qatar Qatar
Flag of the United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
Flag of Kurdistan Kurdish separatists
Flag of Syria Bashar Assad
Flag of Syria Fahd Jassem al-Freij
800px-Flag of Syria 2011, observed.svg Abdelkarim al-Ahmed
800px-Flag of Syria 2011, observed.svg Albay Ahmed Berri
Flag of Kurdistan Masoud Barzani
Flag of Kurdistan Sipan Hemo
318,000+ soldiers 156,000+ soldiers 72,000+ soldiers
Casualties and losses
126,000+ 132,000+ 1,560+

The Syrian Civil War was a multisided armed conflict that lasted from 2011 to 2016.