Understand Syria: 4 Key Groupings

UPDATED: As many people are still referring to this older (and outdated) post, i’ve updated it to reflect the latest groupings in April 2017.

Groups in Syria


I witnessed much ignorance today at the Brooklyn Arab-American Festival. From a handful of pro-Assad teens with a “Bashar, Sooria wa Bes” flag, to supportive individuals who didn’t know the difference between the Assad & revolution flags (sigh).

So I created this simple graphic, to help folks understand the 4 basic groupings in Syria.

Overly simplified. Yes. But its also obvious that even basic details are misunderstood among people not breathing Syria day-in, day-out.

Understanding Syria: 4 Key Groupings

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