Turmoil affects millions in Syria




Data complied by officials at the United Nations show as of August 2013, Syria’s civil war has killed more than 100,000 Syrians.

Bashar al-Assad has been president of Syria since 2000 after the rule of his father, Hafez al-Assad, from 1970 to 2000.

Almost 2 million people are registered as Syrian refugees, according to the U.N.

Reports by CBS said Russia remains unconvinced that the military of al-Assad was responsible for the Aug. 21 chemical attacks on its own Syrian people in Damascus.

The Russian claim is despite a report from the U.N. that the United States, Britain and France said was irrefutable evidence.

On Tuesday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said the Russians “want the events of the 21st of August to be impartially, objectively, professionally investigated.”

The BBC reported that even though Syria has admitted its use of chemical weapons and has agreed to a Russian plan to stop their use, the crisis is far from over.

According to CNN, after Russia and the United States reached an agreement on Syria to give up its chemical weapons, the world powers still disagree about the details.


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