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Syria in 2018: A Visual Anthology

Dec 31, 2018 | 10:00 GMT
A member of the Syrian pro-government forces plants the national flag in front of damaged buildings in the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp on the southern outskirts of the capital Damascus during May 2018.

A member of the Syrian pro-government forces plants the national flag in front of damaged buildings in the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp on the southern outskirts of Damascus during May 2018.

(LOUAI BESHARA/AFP/Getty Images)

Throughout 2018, five key powers have competed for influence in the Syrian civil war -- Turkey, Russia, Iran, the United States and Israel. The interests of these countries have prevented further regional spillover from the conflict, but they have also sustained the government of Syrian President Bashar al Assad. As...

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