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Contents

SIPRI Yearbook 2015

SIPRI Yearbook 2015

I. The Syrian and Iraqi civil wars

Chapter:
2. The armed conflicts in Syria and Iraq
Source:
SIPRI Yearbook 2015
Author(s):
Aron Lund, Maha Yahya, Pieter D. Wezeman

The Syrian civil war entered its fourth year in 2014. By the end of the year, and with more than 200 000 dead as a direct consequence of the war, President Bashar al-Assad’s authoritarian and minority-dominated Ba’ath Party Government had improved its position, having made slow but steady progress in the key regions of Aleppo, Damascus and Homs.1 In contrast, the anti-Assad insurgency, drawn from the country’s Sunni Arab majority population—continued to fragment during 2014 (see table 2.1). The longer-term viability of President Assad’s Government remained uncertain.

Citation (MLA):
Lund, Aron, Maha Yahya, and Pieter D. Wezeman. "2. The armed conflicts in Syria and Iraq." SIPRI Yearbook. SIPRI. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2016. Web. 19 Jun. 2019. <https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198737810/sipri-9780198737810-chapter-2-div1-2.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Lund, A., Yahya, M., & Wezeman, P. (2016). 2. The armed conflicts in Syria and Iraq. In SIPRI, SIPRI Yearbook 2015: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 19 Jun. 2019, from https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198737810/sipri-9780198737810-chapter-2-div1-2.xml
Citation (Chicago):
Lund, Aron, Maha Yahya, and Pieter D. Wezeman. "2. The armed conflicts in Syria and Iraq." In SIPRI Yearbook 2015: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, SIPRI. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). Retrieved 19 Jun. 2019, from https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198737810/sipri-9780198737810-chapter-2-div1-2.xml
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