Since the conflict broke out back in 2011, barely a day has gone by without Syria and its civil war dominating the headlines. But after so much violence, it's easy to lose track of the scale of the conflict.
Russian President Putin said the Syrian military's successes have created conditions for "the start of a political process on a major scale." Syria's Assad said progress would be made in the Astana peace talks.
The UN says armed groups in South Sudan have released more than 200 children who have been serving as fighters. The children’s agency UNICEF estimates that there are some 19,000 child soldiers in the country.
Syria's president believes his country is caught up in a much larger conflict than its own civil war. He warned that "things are going to be out of control" if superpowers engage in direct conflict.
Tensions between archenemies Iran and Israel are soaring in Syria, complicating an already complex civil war and threatening a regional conflagration. Russia may be the only power in a position to contain it.
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