Syrian Civil War.

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    • Abstract:
      Unlike civil wars that result from religious and ethnic divisions within a country, Syria has traditionally had a relatively homogenous society. In 2016, more than 90 percent of the more than 17 million people living in Syria were Arabs and around three-fourths were Sunni Muslims. The civil war began in 2011 as rural and small-town Syrians, most of them between the ages of twenty and forty, banded together in peaceful demonstrations to protest denial of rights and widespread political corruption. On July 29, 2011, the protests became violent with the entry of armed rebels. Calling themselves the Free Syrian Army, the armed rebels soon gained control of the movement. Violence intensified with the entry of foreign elements into the war. Russia intervened, sending in forces, planes, and weapons to assist President Bashar al-Assad in reasserting his authority. Arab militants from surrounding countries also flocked to Syria, expressing their goal of advancing jihad , protecting their own interests, or gaining control of Syrian territory at war’s end. Thus, the Syrian Free Army has been forced to battle not only government forces but also the notorious Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the Kurdish militia from Turkey, North Caucasians, Shi’ite fighters from Iraq and Iran, and Lebanese Hezbollah.
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      2612
    • Accession Number:
      113931222
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    • ABNT:
      PURDY, E. R., PhD. Syrian Civil War. Salem Press Encyclopedia, [s. l.], 2018. Disponível em: http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=ers&AN=113931222&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912. Acesso em: 17 jan. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Purdy ER PhD. Syrian Civil War. Salem Press Encyclopedia. 2018. http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=ers&AN=113931222&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912. Accessed January 17, 2020.
    • APA:
      Purdy, E. R., PhD. (2018). Syrian Civil War. Salem Press Encyclopedia. Retrieved from http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=ers&AN=113931222&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Purdy, Elizabeth Rholetter, PhD. 2018. “Syrian Civil War.” Salem Press Encyclopedia. http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=ers&AN=113931222&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912.
    • Harvard:
      Purdy, E. R., PhD (2018) ‘Syrian Civil War’, Salem Press Encyclopedia. Available at: http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=ers&AN=113931222&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912 (Accessed: 17 January 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Purdy, ER, PhD 2018, ‘Syrian Civil War’, Salem Press Encyclopedia, viewed 17 January 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Purdy, Elizabeth Rholetter, PhD. “Syrian Civil War.” Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2018. EBSCOhost, widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=ers&AN=113931222&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Purdy, Elizabeth Rholetter, PhD. “Syrian Civil War.” Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2018. http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=ers&AN=113931222&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Purdy ER PhD. Syrian Civil War. Salem Press Encyclopedia [Internet]. 2018 [cited 2020 Jan 17]; Available from: http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=ers&AN=113931222&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912