As nations try to solve the crisis, a look at Syria's 2 wars: Who's fighting whom, and why?

December 18, 2015 8:26 AM

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As nations try to solve the crisis, a look at Syria's 2 wars: Who's fighting whom, and why?

WASHINGTON – One nation, two wars, a quarter-million lives lost, millions forced from their homes, and still no end in sight for the pitiless, seemingly bottomless crisis in Syria.

The U.S., Russia and a collection of Middle Eastern and European countries are gathering with Syrians Friday in search of a solution. The urgency of making peace and rooting the Islamic State from its Syrian base is heightened by evidence of the extremist group's spreading influence — the shock of a...

Also read: Russian jets kill over 200 Islamic State militants near Syria's Deir al-Zor: agencies

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