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Why war in Syria is so complex
Why war in Syria is so complex
Why war in Syria is so complex

Why war in Syria is so complex - CNN

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Since it began in 2011, the war in Syria has only grown more and more complex. CNN's Nic Robertson explains who all the key players are and CNN's Nick Paton Walsh examines if it could lead to a proxy war between Russia and the US.
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