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Civil Conflict in Syria

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Syria has been affected by an economically devastating internal struggle for several years, finally metamorphosing into a major civil conflict.

The conflict, which started in 2011, is between the current President of the country, Bashaar al Assad, and those seeking to oust him.

The United Nations stated that the death toll had surpassed 100,000 victims by the middle of 2013.

Words

to oust: to send away.
toll: (resulting from some action) loss.

Read by John Edwin Skelton.