How Powerful is Syria?

How Bashar al-Assad Destroyed Syria http://testu.be/1ScemHy
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Named the most violent country, Syria is in disarray, from fighting ISIS to a civil war. Amidst all this chaos, how powerful is Syria?

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Syria: The story of the conflict
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-26116868
“More than 200,000 Syrians have lost their lives in four years of armed conflict, which began with anti-government protests before escalating into a full-scale civil war. ”

Assad’s Forces May Be Aiding New ISIS Surge
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/03/world/middleeast/new-battles-aleppo-syria-insurgents-isis.html
“Building on recent gains in Iraq and Syria, Islamic State militants are marching across northern Syria toward Aleppo, Syria’s largest city, helped along, their opponents say, by the forces of President Bashar al-Assad.”

Global Peace Index
http://www.visionofhumanity.org/sites/default/files/2014%20Global%20Peace%20Index%20REPORT_0.pdf
“This is the eighth edition of the Global Peace Index (GPI), which ranks nations according to their level of peace.”

Desperate for soldiers, Assad’s government imposes harsh recruitment measures
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/desperate-for-soldiers-assads-government-imposes-harsh-recruitment-measures/2014/12/28/62f99194-6d1d-4bd6-a862-b3ab46c6b33b_story.html
“The Syrian regime has intensified efforts to reverse substantial manpower losses to its military with large-scale mobilizations of reservists as well as sweeping arrest campaigns and new regulations to stop desertions and draft-dodging.”

Watch More:
The Strength of Nations

How Bashar al-Assad Destroyed Syria

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