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The News Minute | June 3, 2014 | 12:10 pm IST  The Syrian war has been in sharp international focus for the last few months. There is widespread concern about the instability in Syria and its future. Media from across the world regularly report on the issue and its development, pointing to the severe casualties Syrians have been facing for a very long time now. However, there is a general lack of understanding among people about the complex reasons behind the war.  The Syrian uprising begun as a struggle between forces that wanted to oust the existing Ba'ath and Assad government and those who protected and defended its interests. However, of late it has taken a violent turn that has left over 140,000 dead. The war has seen a large number of people fleeing the country to other nations including Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan; the UN calls this migration as one of the largest refugee crisis known in history. The Syrian war like many other contemporary wars is complex with elements like the Al-Qaeda contributing to the deterioration in the situation. For many readers and viewers across the world understanding the intricacies of a war and the emerging situation is not easy. A video uploaded by the Mint Press News explains the details of the ongoing war in Syria through illustrations. An intelligent concept that breaks down the complex structure of the Syrian war into simpler terms, this video couldn't have arrived at a better time.  See the video here to get a clear picture of the Syrian war. (History don't forget is subjective)
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